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LOCAL BURN BANS REMAIN IN EFFECT

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RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN KEPT BUSY RESPONDING TO FIELD FIRES THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, WITH SOME CAUSED BY PEOPLE BURNING OFF DEBRIS AND BRUSH.

A BURN BAN THAT WAS ENACTED FEBRUARY 20TH IN WOODBURY COUNTY REMAINS IN EFFECT, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR ANDREW DONAWA SAYS SOME HAVE APPARENTLY FORGOTTEN THAT:

BURNING1 OC……….DRY WEATHER. :22

DONAWA SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN A DOZEN FIRE CALLS IN WOODBURY COUNTY ALONE THE PAST TWO DAYS:

BURNING2 OC………..REAL DRY. :06

THERE ARE 10 ACTIVE COUNTY BURN BANS, 6 OF THEM IN NORTHWEST IOWA IN WOODBURY, PLYMOUTH, CHEROKEE, IDA, MONONA AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES.

DONAWA SAYS FARMERS NEED TO BE PATIENT AND CHECK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES BEFORE BURNING AWAY BRUSH:

BURNING3 OC…………NOT BURNING. :12

HE SAYS IF YOU IGNORE THE BAN, YOU ARE PUTTING NEARBY PROPERTY AT RISK AND VIOLATING THE LAW:

BURNING4 OC……. OR A FINE. :18

ANY VIOLATION OF THE BURN BAN DECLARED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL IS A SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR WITH THE VIOLATOR SUBJECT TO A FINE AND COURT COSTS.

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