With the dry humidity and area fields fairly dry, emergency personnel are issuing a burn ban for both Hanock and Winnebago Counties according to Britt Fire Chief John Swenson.
Swenson stated that those wishing to burn will be alerted through several different means when the ban is lifted including on KIOW and B-103.
Already there have been issues in area fields. According to Swenson, a fire occurred just outside of Kanawha on Tuesday.
Swenson alluded to the fact that stiff penalties will be enforced on anyone caught burning outdoors. With the winds and dry conditions, a single spark can cause a large fire in an open field. Embers from the burn can travel large distances and ignite fires in neighboring fields and properties.