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Crawford among several Iowa counties under burn ban
October is now underway and Crawford County is one of at least 16 counties in Iowa with active or requested burn bans. Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Miller says public safety is the main concern during peak harvest season.
“The corn and beans are so dry that the combines can start fires or spontaneous fires from cigarettes and that kind of thing that passersby. If we get wind or something like that it’s very difficult to put fires out,” said Miller.
The Crawford County Board of Supervisors adopted a ban from September 30th to November 1st. Miller says many cities have their own fire codes and even those living out of town can contact their local fire chief about possibly scheduling a supervised burn.
“It’s a lot safer than having it get away and having to call the volunteer fire departments because it takes them a while to get there,” said Miller.
He says some wildfires already sparked within the state this fall after several major ones during the spring.