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A 90-day burn ban will go into effect Monday, July 17, for Wilson County.
The ban was approved by county commissioners at their July 10 meeting, on the recommendation of county Emergency Management Coordinator Cindy Stafford, who cited the dry weather conditions.
“The NDMI [Normalized Difference Moisture Index] is currently 490,” Stafford said. “On June 19, it was 237, so it’s doubled in a month.”
Commissioners said they did not want any exceptions for burning during the coming ban.
County Judge Hank Whitman said they “will revisit” the ban if weather conditions change.