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062322 burn ban in effect

From Enterprise Staff

Although Polk County has received some rainfall, the countywide burn ban remains in effect until further notice.

“Thanks to the quick action of responders Sunday, homes were saved from a fire in the Corrigan area,” Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator Courtney Comstock said.

“Be aware that although we received some rainfall in the county, it was not enough to alleviate drought and fire weather conditions. Polk County remains under a burn ban until it is lifted by the Polk County Commissioners Court,” Comstock said, adding, “Law enforcement has been issuing citations to persons that violate the order prohibiting outdoor burning.”

To view the commissioners court order prohibiting outdoor burning, go to https://polkcountyoem.com/page/public_notices.

“Please remain vigilant and prepared should a wildfire occur near your home or workplace. Residents are encouraged to prepare a go-to bag should you need to evacuate. Plan evacuation routes and know where you will go to seek shelter and safety,” Comstock said.

To obtain information, following the Polk County Office of Emergency Management on Facebook for notifications and updates; visit the website at www.polkcountyoem.com for information; and register for AlertMePolkCounty to receive emergency alerts from the Polk County Office of Emergency Management, by visiting https://polk.genasys.com/portal/en.

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