Yankton County Enacts Burn Ban

Yankton County Enacts Burn Ban

The Yankton County Commission met on Tuesday evening and implemented a county-wide burn ban.

Paul Scherschligt, Director of Emergency Management, explains the motivation behind the request….

This new policy is expected to simplify the process, as well as making it less confusing for residents, as Scherschligt clarifies….

Scherschligt reminds everyone that with the absence of rain, plus the consistently high winds, the risk of burning is far too great until conditions improve. He explains that all the fire chiefs in the county are in support of the county-wide burn ban.

The Commissioners voted unanimously to enact this burn ban.