A burn ban is in effect indefinitely for all of Webster County. Webster County Emergency Management Agency coordinator Tony Jorgensen met with area fire chiefs, and has implemented the burn ban on their behalf.
"With the dry conditions we've had a lot of fires, and it's just beating the tar out of the fire crews," Jorgensen said.
Last week Otho, Badger, Lehigh, Vincent and Clare Fire and Rescue teams each had dispatches to field fires. Most of the fires have been costly to property owners and time-consuming for the volunteer fire crews, Jorgensen said.