BY MELANIE BUCK –
Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison has declared a burn ban throughout Polk County until further notice. The ban comes after a lack of adequate rainfall created a long duration of dry weather, causing hazardous conditions.
The ban took effect at 11 a.m. this morning (Thursday, August 6, 2015). The order specifically states that no outdoor burning will be permitted and that the burn ban is enforceable through the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.