Yankton County Issues Burn Ban

Yankton County Issues Burn Ban

Yankton County is officially under a county wide burn ban.

The Yankton County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday unanimously enacted the temporary burn ban, which took effect late last night.

Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt says despite the rain yesterday, conditions across the county continue to warrant a burn ban…

Scherschligt adds that the county fire departments will decide when Yankton County has received enough rain to lift the burn ban…

According to law, citizens that open burn during a burn ban in Yankton County will be subject to a two hundred dollar fine plus the costs of suppressing any fire.