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Douglas County placed under a burn ban

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Posted at 9:57 AM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 10:57:49-04

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

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."

The burn ban is in effect until further notice.

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

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