February 9, 2012

County burn ban in effect

With wisps of smoke still floating from charred prairie the afternoon of Feb. 2, Hazen Fire Chief Dan Wettstein had seen enough.
Wettstein called a few fellow Mercer County fire chiefs that afternoon to suggest a burn ban, and by the end of the day the Mercer County Commission had signed off on a temporary countywide ban of all open burning.

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