The Iowa State Fire Marshal Division has issued a burn ban in Polk County, effective at 6 a.m., Monday, June 21, 2021. Despite the rain that fell over the weekend, much of Iowa is still in a drought, including almost all of Polk County in a "Severe Drought" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. This creates dangerous conditions for people and property should open burning get out of control. For these reasons, a burn ban will be in effect for Polk County until conditions improve.
It has been determined that conditions in Polk County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property. Learn more via the Iowa State Fire Marshal Division.
View the Burn Ban Request
View the Burn Ban Proclamation
For more information please see the attached documents or visit the following websites:
State Fire Marshal's Office
Polk County Air Quality Division