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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Countywide voluntary burn ban withdrawn

The Marion County Interagency Wildland Task Force has withdrawn the countywide voluntary residential burn ban.

Marion County has received plenty amount of rainfall, enabling the county to withdraw the ban. Marion County Fire Rescue are urging residents to comply with the backyard burning regulations and to follow all state and local regulations.

“Rainfall in Marion County has been timely and fire activity has been reduced,” said Marion County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Bart Walker.

Homeowners can reduce the risk of damage from wildfires by clearing the area around their homes of underbrush or dry plants/vegetation as these items create fuel for wildfires. It is also important to ensure that roofs and gutters are clear of trees and debris, reported the county.