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Burn ban issued for Delaware County

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Delaware County is the latest county in Eastern Iowa to issue a burn ban.

Mike Ryan, the county's emergency management coordinator, says the ban will go into place at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and will last until further notice.

"This Burn Ban is being imposed under the authority of the Iowa Fire Marshal and with the agreement of local fire chiefs who have recognized that, given the dry and windy conditions, any fire can quickly get out of hand and become a threat to lives and property," Ryan said in a press release Monday afternoon.

He also stressed that those caught starting a fire after the ban is in place are breaking the law and will be subject to penalties and litigation.

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