ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Due to continued dry conditions the St. Cloud Fire Department has declared a ban on all open burning within the City of St. Cloud.
The incidences of ground fires have increased over the past few days and there is an increasing potential for fire spread.
No recreational fires will be allowed until further notice. The ban does not include grilling food, but the fire department does ask that more precautions be taken when grilling.
The fire department also suggests that homeowners keep dry leaves from accumulating against buildings and vehicles.
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