Codington County Board enacts burn ban

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The Codington County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday in response to very dry conditions across the county.

Codington County Emergency Management Director Jamie Torstenson talked about the situation.

He says dry conditions have been gradually getting worse.

There’s particular concern because it’s harvest time.

Torstenson advises against any and all open burning for the time being.

The county commission will review the burn ban each Tuesday at their meeting to determine whether it needs to remain in place.