Carthage Fire Chief Eric Shuman says a burn ban is now in place for the entire town.
Shuman says the ban was put in place because increased concern with wind. He said his department hasn't received a lot of calls for grass fires this summer. They just want to be safe and prevent them from happening.
The ban will continue until further notice.
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