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Washington and Keokuk Counties under Burn Ban

Posted: Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

An open burn ban has been issued for both Washington and Keokuk County. Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith says dry conditions are to the point where open burns are too dangerous and could threaten lives or properties.

The State Fire Marshall’s office issued a proclamation banning open burns in both counties. The only way to conduct a burn during this time, is by applying for a permit.