O'Brien County Issues Burn Ban

September 21, 2022 10:29am

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O’Brien County joins Plymouth and Sioux Counties that have issued burn bans because of the extreme dry conditions.


The O’Brien County Supervisors made the request to The State Fire Marshal’s Office following its meeting on Tuesday.  The Fire Marsha’s office determined that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property. 


The ban restricts any outdoor fires, including brush burning, cooking fires and bonfires. Propane grills are allowed, as are charcoal grills, as long as they have a cover.


The ban is in place for the unincorporated areas of O’Brien County.