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Burn ban lifted in Woodbury, Washington County

Feel free to spark up those backyard bonfires again, the city of Woodbury announced today.

A burning ban that had been in place three weeks was lifted today, according to a news release from the Washington County Fire Chiefs Association.

"Due to the recent rains and cooler temperatures the fire danger is now low across the entire state of Minnesota," the release states. "As a result of these changes the Fire Chiefs of Washington County, are lifting the burning ban ... "

The ban will be officially lifted at 5 p.m. today.