The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with local Fire Chiefs
and the State Fire Marshal’s Office, has determined that open burning constitutes a danger to
life and property in Scott County, and a burn ban is now in effect for the entire county.
Per the National Weather Service, Scott County is under an Elevated Fire Danger due to
our dry weather conditions, gusty winds, low relative humidity, and the dried vegetation
in agricultural areas, according to a Friday release.
The burn ban will be in effect until further notice. When the conditions improve allowing for a
lift of the burn ban, further notification will be sent. Notifications will be distributed by press
release, social media and through Scott County’s Alert Iowa “Countywide Burn Ban” opt-in
You can find additional information and details by clicking on the links below:
• State of Iowa Fire Marshal Burn Ban
• National Weather Service Drought Monitor Graphics
• Iowa Code 100.40 for Burn Ban
• Scott County Emergency Management Agency