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Fire ban continues for River Falls area; recent rain doesn't help

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River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson says that even with Wednesday's rain, conditions remain dry and the fire ban for the area will continue through the weekend.

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Nelson has talked with fire chiefs in Hudson and Prescott who concur about this decision.

The region was under a Fire Watch Weather Area due to excessive heat, lack of rain and high winds late last month.

Because of those conditions, River Falls and many surrounding towns implemented a fire ban immediately.

During this ban, open fires are prohibited, including recreational fires.

Besides River Falls, these cities and towns also have implemented the ban: Troy, Clifton, River Falls (town), Kinnickinnic, Pleasant Valley, Roberts and Hudson.

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