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Brown County issues burning restrictions

BROWN COUNTY — Effective Tuesday June 15, at 6 p.m., until further notice, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and fire chiefs have issued burning restrictions for all of Brown County.

NO OPEN BURNING OF CRP LAND AND/OR DITCHES IS PERMITTED.

Recreational camp fires are permitted. Recreational camp fires must be contained in a ring of either rock, cement, brick or metal, must not be closer than 25 feet to any structure and be attended to. Charcoal grills, wood smokers, and propane or natural gas devices are not considered open burning.

The burning of brush piles is permitted and must be reported prior to the burning of the brush pile by calling Brown County dispatch at 507-233-6720. The burning of brush piles must be supervised during the entire burn.

Violation of the issued BURNING BAN is punishable by fine up to $1,000 and not more than ninety (90) days in jail, or both. Authority Brown County Ordinance 2013-01.

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