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Council extends burning ban in Mars

August 3, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

MARS — Mars Borough Council voted to extend an open flame burning ban Monday night.

In July, council decided to issue a burn ban following a request from Adams Area Fire District Chief Tim Llewellyn.

At that time, Llewellyn suggested the four municipalities — Adams Township, Mars, Seven Fields and Valencia — covered by the fire district review the ban every 14 days. The initial request was made following a grass fire in a residential area along Valley Brook Drive in July.

Council unanimously approved the ban extension to Aug. 17, at which time the motion will be reevaluated.

Read more in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.