Controlled Burn Caution 06 Apr 12

The McLeod County Fire Chiefs Association, along with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents of the county and surrounding area to use extreme caution while conducting controlled burns.

Fire departments have been dispatched to numerous fires in the last several days in which supposed controlled burns have gotten out of control and required the response of numerous fire agencies.

Authorities say if conditions continue to worsen, or if controlled burns continue to get out of control, they will be forced to implement county-wide burning restrictions.

If you’re planning a controlled burn, use caution and don’t forget to notify the Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-440-3134 before doing the burn and when the burn is completed.