Burning ban still in effect for northern LS County

Sheriff David Gliszinski has lifted the burning ban for the southern part of Le Sueur County, but the ban remains in effect for the northern portion of the county, including the New Prague area.

Effective Nov. 17, burning with a permit will be allowed in Le Sueur County south of Minnesota State Highway 99. The burning ban will stay in effect north of Minnesota State Highway 99 until further notice.

The Burning Permits issued by the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office are still valid but cannot be used during the period of the burning ban.

Recreational fires, such as campfires, are exempt from the burning ban. A campfire is defined as a fire set for cooking, warming, or ceremonial purposes, which is not more than three feet in diameter by three feet high, and has had the ground cleared of all combustible material five feet from the base of the fire.

Gliszinski emphasizes that every person who starts a campfire shall exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the campfire from spreading and shall before lighting the campfire, clear the ground of all combustible material within a radius of five feet from the base of the campfire. The person lighting the campfire shall remain with the campfire at all times and shall extinguish the fire before leaving the site.

For further information, contact the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office at 507-357-8245 or 507-357-8226.

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