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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Burn Ban

WHEREAS, due to extreme dry conditions in Beadle County a fire danger emergency within Beadle County, South Dakota, now,

     THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: by the Beadle County Board of Commissioners that a fire danger emergency is hereby declared, and until this resolution be otherwise rescinded by the Beadle County Board of Commissioners. Open burning shall be prohibited within any or all of the unincorporated area of Beadle County. Burn barrels and camp fires will be permitted but proceed with caution.

     THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED: that per SDCL 34-35-12 a person who sets a fire as provided in SDCL 34-35-10 is liable for civil damages for all injury and fire suppression and extinguishment costs caused by the fire, and

     BE IT FURTHERER RESOLVED: that this resolution is declared to be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety with in the provision of SDCL 7-18A-8 and is effective immediately and shall continue in force and effect until rescinded by the Beadle County Board of Commissioner and,

     BE IT FURTHERER RESOLVED: that a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars for each violation, or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed thirty days for each violation, or by both the fine and imprisonment, if found in violation of this resolution, as per SDCL 7-18A-2


Dated this 29th day of March, 2022.


As of May 2nd, 2022 - Commissioners have lifted the burn ban in Beadle County until further notice. Controlled burns MUST still be called in (605) 353-8550.

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