Burn ban extended to Dec. 17

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The burn ban in Brown County has been extended until Midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

A couple of weeks ago the Brown County Commission enacted a resolution on an emergency basis and imposed a ban to prohibit or restrict open burning with the exception of campfires in campfire rings or pits, burning barrels 55 gallon or less that are equipped with a screen, or barbeque grills in order to protect the public health and safety.

This Resolution was enacted in order to protect the public health and safety, as per county
ordnance 18.02.

The ban started Nov. 12 and was scheduled to go through Midnight on Nov. 26. It was reevaluated at today’s commission meeting and extended until Dec. 17.

This ban was put in place due to the current roadway infrastructure.

Criminal and civil penalties per County Ordinance 18.0703 be imposed if found in violation of
this Resolution.