Burn Ban Issued for Story County
NEVADA- An open burn ban has been issued beginning at 8:00 am on Friday,
July 13th, 2012 for all of Story County.
An open burn ban has been instituted to reduce risk to lives and
property caused by an increased threat of fire due to dry conditions in
Story County. The Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Chiefs of
Story County requested the State Fire Marshall implement this burn ban
for all rural and urban areas of Story County until further notice.
Chapter 100.40 of the Iowa Code advises that the State Fire Marshal may
prohibit open burning at the request of the local fire departments.
Violation of a prohibition issued under this section is a simple
Open burning in Story County will ONLY be allowed if the Fire Chief of
that jurisdiction has issued a permit allowing open burning; or for
outdoor fireplaces, barbeque grills, properly supervised dumping
grounds, or the burning of trash incinerators or trash burners made of
metal, concrete, masonry, or heavy one inch wire mesh with no openings
greater than one square inch.
Due to dangerously dry conditions, the forecasted rain this week may not
be enough to decrease the risk of fire. Due to this combination of
conditions it is likely this will be a long term burn ban.
Further information can be found at:
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/main/burnbans/index.shtml or at