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Burn ban in effect for Polk County

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From Enterprise Staff

Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy on Wednesday issued a local declaration of disaster that includes an order prohibiting outdoor burning for the unincorporated areas of the county due to the dry weather conditions and the threat of wildfire. The purpose of the order is the mitigation of the hazard posed by wildfires by curtailing the practice of outdoor burning.

The burn ban will be in effect until rescinded in accordance with statute and order. However, it will not be in effect for more than seven days without authorization of the Polk County Commissioners Court.

A person violates the order if he or she burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and sparks.

If outdoor burning occurs while the burn ban is in effect, the fire department assigned to the location of the fire will respond to the scene and extinguish the fire and a duly commissioned peace officer will be sent to the scene to investigate the nature of the fire.

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