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Burn ban lifted for portions of Rock Island County

The ban went into effect on Sept. 2 until lifted on Monday, Sept. 18.
Credit: MGN

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Update:

The burn ban for the Cordova, Hillsdale, and Rapids City/Port Byron Fire Protection Districts has been lifted.

According to a release sent by Chief Chuck Smalley of the Cordova Fire Protection District, the open burn ban has been lifted thanks to recent rains.

Original story:

Fire departments in Robeen ck Island County are implementing a burn ban across the county due to ongoing drought conditions.

Starting Sept. 2, residents of the Hillsdale, Cordova, and Port Byron/Rapids City Fire Protection Districts are forbidden from burning with open flame on their property. The only exceptions include the use of charcoal grills, barbeque grills and small recreational fire pits.

The burn ban will be in effect until further notice from the respective fire agencies. For any questions about the ban, contact your local fire department.

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