Burning Ban Now Lifted Also In Sioux County

Orange City, Iowa — With all the precip we’ve had in the past week, the risk of wildfires has apparently decreased enough that burning bans could be lifted.

On Tuesday, O’Brien County officials announced their burning ban had been lifted. On Friday, Sioux County officials lifted their burning ban as well.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Director Nate Huizenga, representing all Sioux County fire departments submitted a request to the State Fire Marshal’s office to lift the burning ban. State Fire Marshal Dan Wood agreed that the burning ban could be lifted, and approved the request at the state level.

Fire chiefs in the area remind you, however, that if you are going to be doing some burning, you do need to advise the sheriff’s office’s emergency communication center before you light the fire.