Continued dry weather has placed about one-tenth of the state under a burn ban. Madison County has been added to the list of eight other counties where open burning is now prohibited. State Fire Marshal Roy Marshall:says damaging and dangerous grass fires are springing up around the state. Some of the largest have been in Benton and Johnson counties. He outlines the restrictions now in effect in the nine counties under the ban.Counties that join Madison in the burning ban are: Appanoose, Cherokee, Osceola, Lyon, Mahaska, Tama, Taylor, Wapello.
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