County enacts burn ban

Grass fires could easily become out of control with dry weather and high winds. The burn ban expires tonight at midnight. Commissioners also talked about the need for storm shelters.

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March 10, 2021 - 10:42 AM

Right now, local pastures are a tinderbox.

Hence emergency management director Jason Trego said that due to high winds, the threat of grassland fires on Tuesday was an “extreme danger,” and today the danger is “very high.”

Trego noted “we did get several grass fires over the weekend,” including one accidentally started by a welder. Trego explained how the dispatch center uses satellite data to track the blazes.

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