Burn ban goes into effect for greater River Falls area and beyond (including Prescott)
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson said a burn ban will start immediately for the city of River Falls. Surrounding town officials have also agreed to the ban: Kinnickinnic, River Falls, Clifton, Pleasant Valley and Troy.
Lack of rain for weeks and now scorching temperatures with heat indexes above 100 are the reason for the burn ban.
Nelson said Prescott and Hudson are also issuing burn bans.