It May Have Cooled Off, but It’s Still Dry
Southeast Iowa and west-central Illinois’ weather has cooled off significantly, but conditions are still extremely dry.
Bans on open burning are now in effect in eight Iowa counties…including Louisa in our area…and in the Dallas Rural Fire Protection District…all of Hancock County…and in Carthage and Hamilton, Illinois. Dan Wood, with the Iowa Fire Prevention Bureau, is urging residents to be extremely careful with fire, even in places where there isn’t a ban.
Looking at the forecast, which only calls for a few scattered showers, Wood says it’s likely more counties will ask the Fire Prevention Bureau to approve more burn bans.