The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held an emergency session late last week and decided to impose an immediate burn ban. Commissioners said that the ban, which is for the entire county,will remain in effect until the extreme drought conditions and risk to life and property have been diminished.

The request was made of the Board by Gordon County Fire Chief Doug Ralston.

The ban includes all types of outdoor burning, including trash and leaves. It also includes campfires, open cooking fires, warming fires and bonfires.