Rice County Issues Countywide Burning Ban (10-05-2011)

Due to the unseasonably dry weather and dry vegetation and lack of precipitation, Rice County is issuing a countywide burning ban. Any open or pending burn permits are suspended until the ban is lifted.

We hope the extended forecast will include relief in the form of moderate precipitation. In speaking with the DNR and local Fire Departments, they concur with this ban is for the protection of life and property in the dry conditions.

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  1. Posted October 6, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    This ban also applies to any open fire even if it is in a fire pit or fire ring guarded by (for example) bricks or stones.

    Let’s be careful out there!


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