Burning restrictions in place in Freeborn County

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FREEBORN CO, MN — Not long ago we were talking about snow on the ground and now we have got a heat problem.

High temperatures, dry heat and strong winds caused FreebornCounty to put a burn restriction in place.

Those who violate it could be subject to citations and fines.

Tree debris is still in some yards from the May snowfall but burning it must be put on hold for Tuesday.

“We fully expect this to be lifted [Wednesday] with the change in the weather, we’re looking back at maybe the 70s [Wednesday] and the winds [Tuesday] could cause a potential for widespread fire,” said Freeborn County Emergency Management Director, Rich Hall.

Those in Freeborn County who wish to burn with no restriction must call the Sheriff’s Office before doing so. Tuesday they were informed that is not an option.

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