Open burning banned in county

Open burning banned in county Due to the extremely dry conditions, the Clay County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution banning all open burning within the county effective July 9 until further notice and would like to remind all residents as to the pertinent laws regarding burning.

South Dakota law provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to negligently allow a fire to spread. It is also a Class 1 misdemeanor to burn without giving due caution to the weather conditions.

In addition to criminal sanctions, a person who negligently causes a fire to be started or spread is liable for all fire suppression and extinguishments cost.

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