Recent rains may have you thinking its safe for a little fire, but if you want to burn a pile of debris like this, you’ll have to wait.
A burn ban is currently in place in place in Minnehaha County.
“Stop people from burning ditches, grass that’s been sitting a couple of years because its been too wet. Encouraging people not to do that,” Minnehaha Co. Emergency Manager Jason Gearman said.
A strong gust of wind can quickly send a fire out of control, pulling volunteer firefighters away from their normal jobs. The burn ban is in place through May 12. You can still use fire pits.