The burn ban that has been in effect for Pottawattamie County for the last several months has been lifted.
The extremely dry seasonal conditions prompted a three-month burn ban for residents in the county. "The burning ban was a necessary tool to help reduce the potential for widespread, devastating fires throughout the county," said Doug Reed, director of the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency, in a press release.
Although the ban has been lifted, the agency cautions people overseeing a burn to have water or other measures in place that can prevent the spread of fires. Different cities have different ordinances in place that might still restrict or prohibit burns.
Designed by Gray Digital Media