There is a city-wide open air burn ban in effect, the City announced in a news release Friday.

Fire Chief John Fredericks implemented the ban following dry, hot conditions and a lack of rain in the weekend weather forecast. The ban extends to approved fire pits and will be in effect until further notice.

Updates will be provided through media reports, the City website and social media, the release said.



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