DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 21, 2022) — The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the local Fire Chiefs and the State Fire Marshalls Office, has determined that open burning constitutes a danger to life and property in Scott County, Iowa. Therefore, pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(1), a Burn Ban is in effect as of 10/21/2022, 09:00AM for all of Scott County, Iowa.

Current conditions and concerns:

• Per the National Weather Service, Scott County is under an Elevated Fire Danger due to our dry weather conditions, gusty winds, low relative humidity, and the dried vegetation in agricultural areas.

The burn ban will be in effect until further notice. When the conditions improve allowing for a lift of the burn ban, further notification will be sent. Notifications will be distributed by press release, social media, and through Scott County’s Alert Iowa “Countywide | Burn Ban” opt-in messaging list.

You can find additional information and details by clicking on the links below:

• State of Iowa Fire Marshal Burn Ban

 o https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/state-fire-marshal/burn-bans

• National Weather Service Drought Monitor Graphics

 o https://www.weather.gov/dvn/drought

• Iowa Code 100.40 for Burn Ban

 o https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ico/chapter/2013/100.40.pdf

• Scott County Emergency Agency

 o https://www.scottcountyiowa.gov/ema

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