The Knox City Council discussed the controlled burn to dispose of the collected brush and debris from the June and July storms.
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers told the council that the burn was supposed to take place earlier this week but the community has voiced its concern, so Chambers says he wanted to bring it to the council for further discussion. Chambers says the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has given the city its approval for the burn.
The debris is now being burned at the city dump on 450 E. This is a standard, IDEM-approved controlled burn. The brush pile will be separated into smaller, easier-to-maintain piles to be burned.