MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- As the hot, dry weather continues, three north Iowa counties are now under an open burning ban.
Cerro Gordo County and Chickasaw County enacted bans Tuesday morning.
They follow Howard County, where a ban went into effect Monday.
That means in these counties it is unlawful to light campfires, burn trash, light fireworks, or any other type of blaze
The warnings come after an investigation by the state fire marshal found that conditions are so dry they present a danger to life or property.
The bans are in effect until further notice when conditions are less dangerous for fires to spread.
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