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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) – Citing a slew of brush fires, St. Clair County has issued a burn ban until at least April 1.

Recreational fire pits and cooking devices do not fall under the burn ban, according to a news release.

Local authorities have responded to nearly 200 brush fires in the county in the month of March alone – some of which have damaged multiple structures, vehicles and other property.

Conditions will be reevaluated on April 1.

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