Proclamation: open burning prohibited

On October 15th, 2020, the Office of the State Fire Marshal received a request pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(1) (1995) from Brian Wright, representing each fire department having all or part of their district within Muscatine County, that the State Fire Marshal prohibit open burning in Muscatine County. Upon investigation the fire marshal finds that conditions in Muscatine County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property.

It is therefore ordered that no person shall engage in open burning in Muscatine County effective October 15th, 2020 at 12:00 PM except as specifically permitted by Iowa Code 100.40(3) until such time as Brian Wright, representing each fire department having all or part of their fire district within Muscatine County, notifies the State Fire Marshal that such conditions dangerous to life or property no longer exists.

Notice is herby given that pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(2) any violation of this proclamation order is a simple misdemeanor.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dan Wood

State Fire Marshal