BY MELANIE BUCK –
A burn ban has just been issued for all of Polk County by Judge Brandon Ellison. Fire districts have reported dangerous conditions around the county following a long duration of dry weather.
Ellison issued a statement that said the hazard potential to life and property are such that a ban has been issued for outdoor burning beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
The burn ban will remain in place until further notice and is enforceable by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.