Permit burning suspended

Published 8:17 am Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office issued a suspension on all permit burning Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of dry conditions and high winds forecast for today.

A news release stated the suspension applies to fires that are larger than recreational fires and for which a permit is required.

Recreational fires and grilling are still allowed.

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People who contact the Law Enforcement Center to inquire about a burning permit will be told that all burning by permit has been suspended, the release state. Individuals who elect to burn after being advised not to, or those who burn without a permit, will be in violation of Minnesota’s open burning laws and are subject to citation and prosecution. All prohibited fires will be extinguished and associated costs will be charged to the people responsible for burning.

The lifting of the permit burning suspension is dependent on improved weather or moisture.