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Burn ban approved in O'Brien County due to dry conditions


October 8, 2020


The burn ban affects unincorporated areas of O'Brien County

The board of supervisors on Tuesday approved a burn ban for O'Brien County's unincorporated areas due to exceptionally dry conditions. The burn ban request was sent to the Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office for review and was approved.

The ban prohibits supervised burns without a permit in affected areas. Additionally, a burn ban for all of Clay County remains in place.

According to the order, "open burning constitutes a danger to life or property" during periods of extended dryness. The prohibition may only be rescinded after local officials notify the state fire marshal that conditions have...

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