Along with other conditions considered, controlled burning can be allowed when wind speeds are between 6 and 23 miles per hour. If you are uncomfortable with the wind speeds or if you have any concerns about the safety of executing a controlled burn even though the determination has been made to allow controlled burning, by all means, do not begin a fire. Wind speeds can vary in different areas of the county. However, the decision to allow or restrict burning must apply to the entire county. Always use your own good judgment and never begin a fire that you feel you may not be able to control.