O’Brien County Burning Ban Lifted

Date posted - October 24, 2012

Primghar, Iowa — We’re still in extreme to exceptional drought conditions in northwest Iowa, but at least O’Brien County residents can breathe one sigh of relief.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office advises O’Brien County residents that the Open Burning Ban has now been lifted. The burning ban had been in effect since July 27th in O’Brien County.

The criteria for lifting the ban is that each fire department having all or part of their fire district within the county has to notify the State Fire Marshal’s Office and tell them that conditions are no longer dangerous to life or property.

According to the Iowa Fire Marshal’s web site, the other three counties in our primary coverage area — Sioux, Osceola, and Lyon Counties are still under open burning bans at this time. We have been told that discussions between fire officials continue about lifting the ban in some areas still under a burning ban.

Fire officials still advise extreme caution when burning, even if it is now legal in your area.

Print Friendly

2 Responses to “O’Brien County Burning Ban Lifted”

  1. Doug says:

    When the ban is lifted on the other three counties, I hope it is posted here, because the Iowa State Fire Marshall hasn’t yet changed the status on their website. Many people have had to delay brush clean-up and other projects because of the dry weather, and would like to catch up before the snow flies.

    • I never read that Osceola County had joined the ban until reading it now. I had searched for the info. The only reason I had for not burning brush was I did not feel safe doing it even with the water turned on and ready to use that if needed.

Leave a Reply

Sheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. appreciates your comments that abide by the following guidelines:
1. Avoid profanities or foul language.
2. Disagree, but avoid ad hominem (personal) attacks.
3. Threats are treated seriously and will be reported to law enforcement.
4. Spam and advertising are not permitted in the comments area.
These guidelines are very general and cannot cover every possible situation. Please don't assume that Sheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. or its advertisers agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment. We reserve the right to filter or delete comments or to deny posting privileges entirely at our discretion. Please note that comments are reviewed by the selected staff and may not be posted immediately. If you feel your comment was filtered inappropriately, please email walt@kiwaradio.com.


Back to:O’Brien County Burning Ban Lifted