** UPDATE **
Effective August 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM, the burn ban for Mahaska County has been lifted. The request was submitted per Oskaloosa Fire Chief, Mark Neff’s request. All open burning is allowed again after the previous burn ban was put into effect.
All of Mahaska County has been placed under an open burning ban effective Tuesday, August 1, 2017 beginning at 3:00 PM. The burn ban will remain in place until further notice.
Recreational fires within a burn ring will still be permitted within campgrounds and in areas meeting minimum requirements.
Mahaska County joins Wapello, Crawford, Buena Vista, and Plymouth counties. Wapello and Mahaska are the only two counties in southeast Iowa included on the burn ban within the state.
If you have questions, please contact the Oskaloosa Fire Department at 641-673-3541.