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Burn Ban Issued for Polk County

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 ...

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Burn Ban Lifted

BY MELANIE BUCK – A countywide burn ban that was put in place on August 6th by Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison was lifted at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, August 20th, following Wednesday’s much needed rainfall. In a statement released by Judge Ellison early Thursday morning, he said, “Polk County has recently received enough moisture and the future weather forecast ...

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Ellison Issues Burn Ban for County

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 ...

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