(Atlantic) Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees advises area residents not to do any outdoor burning.
“People at this time of year are not used to being usually we’ve got a lot of snow cover, it’s wet, but this has been so unusual. We have discussed but we are not doing a burning ban at this time in Cass County but if you are thinking about burning to please be careful.”
McNees says the unseasonably warm weather has dried things up in a hurry.
“It’s taken away all of the cover even though that snow that we had was their it didn’t take long to get soaked up and then the winds came up and dried it up. We still have all that field stubble, and waterways and terraces it wouldn’t take much to get something out of control”
Chief McNees adds that if you are going to do some outdoor burning, give your local final fire department a call to let them know that it is planned.