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Burning ban temporarily lifted in Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge residents will be allowed to burn yard waste beginning today through Nov. 10.

Residents will be allowed to burn leaves, grass clippings, straw, twigs, small branches and garden vegetation.

Burning garbage remains illegal.

Any open burning that is determined to be a fire hazard or smoke nuisance by the Fire or Police departments will be extinguished.

Piles of burning yard waste should be less than 3 feet in diameter and less than 2 feet in height.

Fires must be at least 25 feet from any buildings.

A maximum of three fires, with at least 5 feet between them, will be allowed on any property.

A responsible adult must oversee the fires, and a hose or other means of putting out the fires must be nearby.

Yard waste fires are prohibited in streets, alleys and parks.

Burning yard waste is illegal in Fort Dodge most of the year, but the burning ban is usually suspended for a few days in the spring and fall.