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Burn ban in effect in Douglas County

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Mar 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-07 12:20:34-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - A burn ban is in effect for Douglas County due to unseasonably warm temperatures and the potential for gusty winds.

The Omaha Fire Department said the ban primarily applies to permit-required open burns such as brush piles and leaves.

All burn permits are suspended until the burn ban has been lifted.

"Be mindful of cigarettes and embers as they can easily spark fires during these conditions," the Omaha Fire Department wrote on Facebook. "Open-pit fires, campfires, and burning of yard waste or other materials is not allowed. Cooking with a grill is permitted. For residential fire pits, we ask that people use caution and common sense."

Click here to view the Omaha Fire Department's Burn Policy:


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