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Burn permits put on hold in North Platte

A permitted burn turned into an out of control prairie fire Saturday afternoon, damaging 2,100 acres and a grass rig. (Source: Rob Mandeville)
A permitted burn turned into an out of control prairie fire Saturday afternoon, damaging 2,100 acres and a grass rig. (Source: Rob Mandeville)(KNOP)
Published: Apr. 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM CDT
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The dry conditions are prompting the North Platte Fire to put a hold on all burn permits. North Platte Fire Marshall George Lewis says it is just to dry out there right now to allow burn permits.

Lewis says they will not start issuing permits until we get a significant amount of moisture which would be one to two inches.

When people are allowed to get burn permits again they most follow protocol and go to the fire department to get their permit.

Lewis says people should only be burning tree branches, cured wood, and yard waste.

If you are burning you must check in with the National Weather Service.

Winds must not exceed ten miles per hour and the person who gets the permit must be watching the fire at all times

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