Hold off on your fall bonfires. The dry conditions could be dangerous

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Fall is right around the corner, which means you may be ready for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and bonfires.

But Indiana Homeland Security suggests some Hoosiers hold off on those bonfires due to potential hazardous conditions.

Because there has been a lack of rainfall in many counties, they may be abnormally dry. Some of those counties may be under a burn ban, meaning no open burning is allowed.

Areas of northwestern and southeastern Indiana are currently in a drought. There are currently no active burn bans, but officials say to continue to use caution with open burning.

Follow the state drought monitor here. Keep up with active burn bans here.