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Posted on: June 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] POLK COUNTY BURN BAN ISSUED

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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. 

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  

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