Once again today, there is no Open Burning allowed in Yankton County.
Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says the hot weather, low humidity, and very dry conditions led to the Burn Ban.
Scherschligt says the fire near Gayville also took out about nine acres of corn stalk. On Friday, there was significant damage in a blaze near Lesterville that three separate departments worked to contain. Yankton fire crews responded to a couple of smaller fires on Saturday.
Scherschligt says at tonight’s Yankton County Commission meeting, there will be a request to enact a Burn Ban for the next month.
The Yankton County Commission meeting begins at 6:00 this evening at the County Government Center.