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Burn ban to be lifted

Friday, October 26, 2012

A temporary ban on open burning in Plymouth County will end Saturday.

The order lifting the open burning ban will be issued by the Iowa State Fire Marshal today (Friday), according to David Schipper, Le Mars Fire-Rescue chief.

"Harvest is pretty much complete and there's been moisture for the last few days," Schipper said.

People in the county may resume open burning at 8 a.m. Saturday when the state fire marshal's order lifting the ban goes into effect, Schipper said.

Open burning in Plymouth County had been prohibited since July 17.

At that time, fire chiefs whose departments provide fire protection in the county requested the ban due to dry conditions.

As of Friday, open burning was banned in only a handful of counties in the state.

The counties include Plymouth, Sioux, Lyon, Osceola and Buena Vista, according to the state fire marshal's website.

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