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Burn ban remains in place
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On Monday morning, the Barton County Commission signed another resolution extending the county-wide burn ban for another week.
Effective at noon Monday, open trash burning, campfires, and all open fires are prohibited. This state of emergency will be in force until noon , Monday, Aug. 6, at which time it may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.
It’s been another week with no rain, said Amy Miller, the county’s emergency risk manager. The fire potential remains high at this time.
 Any questions concerning local burning, should be directed to the fire chief having jurisdiction of the area where the burning is to take place. The fire chief may or may not issue an agricultural burning permit.
Violation of this state of emergency may result in fines of up to $2,500.