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UPDATE: Linn County latest to lift burn ban

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

As the drought conditions continue to slowly improve across Iowa, Linn County has announced that they will lift the burn ban that has been in place since early July.

Linn County announced that they will lift their burn ban at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, making them the eighth county to lift their ban.

Bremer and Jackson Counties lifted theirs on Tuesday, just a day after Howard and Chickasaw Counties lifted their bans.  Tama County lifted theirs on July 30, followed by Fayette County on Aug. 6, and Marshall County on Aug. 9.

69 of Iowa's 99 counties were placed under a burn ban this summer due to the drought.

Officials hope that the recent cool and wet weather will ease some of the drought concerns. 

You can see a current list of burn bans on the Iowa State Fire Marshal's website.

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