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Smoke from Canadian fires expected to impact Iowa today and tomorrow

Smoke from Canadian fires expected to impact Iowa today and tomorrow

  • 5/18/2023 2:33:00 PM
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Des Moines – An approaching cold front is pulling smoke from Canadian wildfires down to ground level, and areas of unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous air quality are being measured across much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.
2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

  • 12/1/2015 7:00:00 AM
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More than $173,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 74 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires. The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression, personal protective and communications equipment.
Burn Bans May Affect State Park Users

Burn Bans May Affect State Park Users

  • 10/20/2015 8:15:00 AM
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Beautiful fall weather has extended park visits and camping opportunities around the state for many outdoor enthusiasts. However, conditions in several areas are very dry increasing the potential for wildfires. Currently, 12 counties are under burn bans.