Put out those backyard bonfires.
Lakeville Fire Chief Mike Meyer has announced that, beginning immediately, there is a complete burning ban in Lakeville, including all recreational fires.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has moved Dakota County into the high risk zone due to very dry and windy conditions that would allow fires to start easily, spread quickly, and burn intensely.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Lakeville Patch will follow up with more information.