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Hill County Park Board debates a burn ban


August 7, 2018

The Hill County Park Board discussed instituting a burn ban during its meeting Monday due to drying vegetation and a prediction of temperatures hotter than 100 degrees later this week.

Board and audience members said the East Fork Fire from last season, which burned more than 20,000 acres in the Bear Paw Mountains including on the south edge of Beaver Creek Park, is on their mind and a burn ban would be a good idea.

Hill County Commission Chair Mark Peterson said he doesn’t think a ban is necessary.

Peterson said most people are behaving themselves about not lighting campfires, and m...

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