DNR lifts statewide burn ban

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The state Department of Natural Resources today lifted the statewide burn ban on all lands protected by DNR. Cooler temperatures and recent rains have reduced fire danger, according to the department.

The ban had been scheduled to continue through Sept. 30.

The announcement doesn’t affect a local burn ban in Clark County, which remains in effect. The ban means outdoor residential and land-clearing burning is still prohibited in the county. Recreational fires in approved pits, however, are allowed. Gas and propane barbecues and self-contained stoves are also permitted, according to the Southwest Clean Air Agency.

The county burn ban is scheduled to remain in effect until Sept. 30, though fire danger is considered low.