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Mills Co: Open burns present danger to life and property

Open burn ban in effect
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Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 17:27:56-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An open burning ban is in effect for Mills County, Iowa.

The Iowa Emergency Management Agency of Mills County says the ban took effect at 4:00 p.m. as conditions "are such that open burning presents a danger to life or property."

Anyone wishing to hold a prescribed burn must get written approval from their fire chief prior to carrying one out and must remain in contact before and after with the Mills County Communications Center by calling (712) 527-4871.

The ban will remain in effect until burning conditions no longer present a threat.

The ban does not include, "The use of outdoor fireplaces, barbecue grills, properly supervised landfills or the burning of trash in incinerators or trash burners made of metal, concrete, masonry, or heavy one-inch wire mesh, with no openings greater than one square inch."

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