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Burn bans in the Heartland

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Several burn and fireworks bans are in effect throughout the Heartland due to dry conditions.

Missouri

State Fire Marshal Randy Cole reminds Missourians that public firework displays put on by trained professionals are always the safest way to enjoy fireworks.  The extremely dry conditions this year raise the potential risk of backyard fireworks. May 2012 was one of the driest Mays on record for Missouri, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The one year period from June 2011 to May 2012 was the warmest such period for Missouri.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake has lifted some of the fire ban imposed on July 25, 2012.  Charcoal and small campfires will be permitted in the following developed campgrounds ONLY:  Redman Creek West, Redman Creek East, Peoples Creek Upper, Peoples Creek Lower, and Greenville Campgrounds.  Fires must be contained in charcoal grills or campfire rings supplied at campsites.  Charcoal from grills must be placed in the fire rings at campsites.  We ask that visitors use common sense and minimize the size of campfire and cooking fires. The fire ban REMAINS IN EFFECT for the remainder of all lands operated by the Wappapello Lake Project Office. Please help us keep your public lands safe and enjoyable. Wayne County has implemented a burn ban in the county.  If you have questions, contact the Wappapello Lake Project Office at (573)-222-8562.  Buckle up, drink plenty of water, use sunscreen, and play safe.

All of Bollinger County, Mo. is under a restricted burn notification due to high temperature, low humidity, dry ground covering, the possibility of increasing winds and the lack of precipitation in the weather forecast.

A burn ban order has been canceled in Qulin, Mo.

The Mark Twain National Forest has set Iron County at a Moderate Fire Danger which means it is usually safe with the proper precautions under moderate fire conditions. Burning should be done in the early morning and late evening to avoid windier conditions at midday.

Lynndel Barnes, Fire Chief says the burn ban for the coverage area of the Ellington, Mo. Volunteer Fire Department has been lifted, but please continue to use caution while burning. 

The burn ban for the City of Morley, Mo. has been lifted. People are asked to remain cautious and not leave open fires unattended.

Morley, Mo. Fire Chief Theresa Hicks says the entire city is under a burn ban until the area gets a significant rain.

Oran, Mo. Fire Protection District Chief Steven Cummins recommends no burning within the Oran Fire Protection District.

Scott County Rural Fire District Assistant Chief Jeremy Perrien recommends no burning in the fire district and no shooting fireworks without properly wetting the area first.

All of Scott County, Mo. is under a restricted burn notification due to high temperature, low humidity, dry ground covering, the possibility of increasing winds and the lack of precipitation in the weather forecast. Use of fireworks is not recommended.

The City of Chaffee, Mo. has issued a "no burn" order until further notice due to the hot, dry weather. People are asked to use caution with outdoor barbecue grills. The city council has added a no fireworks order to the existing no burn order.

Scott City, Mo. is under a burn ban. Anyone using fireworks of any kind is advised to use caution.

The Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Commission issued a restricted burn order. All county residents should postpone open outdoor burning until the fire danger decreases. No field fires shall be set for agricultural purposes and no wood lot fires shall be set until the fire danger decreases. Those driving or working outdoors are asked to be extremely careful to properly discard smoking materials. The grass along the highways is very dry and could easily ignite. Campers and hunter are also asked to be careful.

The Fire Chiefs of the Mississippi (Scott) County Rural Fire District have issued a joint no burn order prohibiting open burning and the use of fireworks in rural Mississippi County, as well as portions of southern Scott County. The no burn order will remain in effect until further notice. This order was issued by Kyle Hutcheson, Fire Chief of the Southern District and Robert Hearnes, Fire Chief of the Northern District.

East Prairie, Mo. Mayor Kevin P. Mainord issued an executive order. Under the recommendation of Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson and for the health and public safety for the community, Mayor Kevin P. Mainord has issued a "No Burn Order" effective immediately within East Prairie city limits.

Mill Spring, Mo. The burn ban for Mill Spring has been lifted.

New Madrid, Parma, Portageville, Gideon, Lilbourn, Matthews, Catron, and Risco, Mo. are all under burn and fireworks bans.

The City of Kennett, Mo. has issued a burn ban on all open burning and fireworks within city limits. Anyone violating this order will be issued a court summons, according to the fire chief. There is not a ban on sale of fireworks with the city at this time.

The no burn order in the City of Dexter, Mo. has been canceled.

Ripley County, Mo. Commission passed an emergency ordinance on Friday to proclaim there is a fire danger emergency in the county so they've passed a no open burning order which includes prohibiting fireworks.

Mayor Mitch Pullen has issued a no burning and ban on fireworks in Wyatt, Mo. in the city limits until further notice.

Due to recent rains, the no burn order for the City of Malden has been lifted.

Bloomfield, Mo. is under a burn ban.

The City of Bernie, Mo. has issued a no burn order issued until further notice.

The City of Portageville, Mo. has issued a no burn order.

The City of Grandin, Mo. has a burn ban in effect till further notice.

St. Mary, Mo. is under a no burn order.

The City of Park Hills, Mo. has issued a ban on all open burning until further notice.

Piedmont, Mo. is under a burn ban and fireworks ban according to the Clearwater Protection District.

The City of Bell City, Mo. and the Bell City Fire District is under a burn ban.

The City of Wardell, Mo. is under a no burn order.

Naylor, Mo. is under a burn and fireworks ban.

DPS has issued a no burn order for Sikeston, Mo. until further notice. They say it was issued due to the hot and dry weather. The Compost Site will have extended hours for those needing to dispose of brush.

The mayor and city council of Parma, Mo. has issued a no burn order until further notice and a ban on all fireworks this year in the city limits due to the extremely dry conditions.

Anniston, Mo. is under a burn ban.

Greenville, Mo. is under a burn and fireworks ban, according to city officials.

Doniphan, Mo. is under a burn ban.

Essex, Mo. is under a burn ban.

The City of Advance, Mo. has issued a burn ban and a ban on fireworks until further notice.

Dexter, Mo. is under a burn ban.

Bernie, Mo. is under a burn ban until further notice.

The mayor of Hornersville, Mo. has issued a no burn ban effective immediately until further notice.

Puxico, Mo. is under a burn ban.

Bertrand, Mo. is under a burn ban.

Carter County and Van Buren, Mo. are under a burn and fireworks ban, according to Fire Chief Frank J. Schryner, Jr.

Mark Twain National Forest is restricting open fires due to heightened fire danger, drought conditions and continued hot, dry weather forecast for the next few weeks. Mark Twain National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase said no open fires are permitted except within campfire rings or pedestal grills located in developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and picnic areas. No other open fires are permitted while these restrictions are in place. Visitors may still use propane or gas cook stoves but are asked to use caution and to not leave stoves unattended. These restrictions are temporary and will be in effect until the Forest receives significant rainfall. In addition to restrictions on open burning, visitors are not allowed to possess or discharge fireworks or other pyro-technic devices on Mark Twain National Forest lands.

The City of Charleston, Mo. has issued a no burn order. Open burning is prohibited. This ban will be in effect until further notice.

Due to the recent extreme temperatures/drought the Board of Aldermen of the City of Irondale, Mo. is requesting that citizens refrain from shooting off fireworks and starting open fires. The dry conditions have created fire hazards that could endanger the property and/or well being of the community.

Steele, Mo. is under a burn ban due to the high risk of fires.

The City of Fredericktown, Mo. has issued a burn ban within city limits.

Stoddard County, Mo. is under a no burn order.

Illinois

The Tamms Fire Protection District is under a burn ban until the area gets significant rain. Chief Jesse Kerr says humidity and high winds are a major concern.

The Williamson County Fire Protection District has issued a burn ban until further notice for all unincorporated areas of Williamson County. This ban includes ALL open burning and recreational fires.

The burn ban has been canceled for Jackson County, Ill. Some local fire department burn restriction remain in effect. County residents are urged to contact their local fire departments to ensure the ban for their neighborhood has been lefted.

Metropolis, Ill. has prohibited open burning. Mayor Billy McDaniel asks citizens to be responsible. Even though sparklers are legal, sparks can cause grass and other dry foliage to ignite easier than normal. Propane or charcoal grills should not be left unattended and fire pits should be covered to prevent flying embers.

Saline County, Ill. is under a no burn order.

According to Chester EMA,  the city limits of Chester, Ill. always has a burn ban in place but will be strongly enforced until further notice. All rural areas protected by the Chester Fire Department have a burn ban in place until further notice.

The Pinckneyville, Ill. Fire Department and Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection has lifted the burn ban for the City of Pinckneyville and surrounding fire district. They say although conditions have improved, citizens should still take the necessary precautions when burning to avoid a fire getting out of control. Also citizens are reminded that they shall abide by the City of Pinckneyville or Perry County burn ordinances in regards to open burning.

The burn ban for Pulaski County, Ill. has been lifted.

The City of Thebes, Ill. is under a burn ban.

The City of Cairo, Ill. is banning all fireworks and any burning in the city limits.

Jerry Held the Alexander County EMA Director Jerry Held says the burn ban for the county is now lifted due to the area receiving rain.

The City of Rosiclare, Ill. has issued a no burn order due to dry conditions. This applies within city limits until further notice.

The City of Zeigler, Ill. has initiated a no burn order by the order of the city council and the fire chief. The order is in effect until further notice and will be enforced by the Zeigler Police Department.

Murphysboro, Ill. Fire Chief Steve Swafford says there is a burn ban within the city limits until further notice.

According to Perry County, Ill. EMA, there is a burn ban in effect for all of Perry County, Ill. until further notice due to current conditions

The burn ban in Herrin, Ill. has been lifted.

Fireworks are not allowed in Johnston City, Ill. Anyone caught shooting fireworks will be cited for violating a burn ban, according to the Johnston City Police Department. The penalty can be anywhere from $50 to $300.

Union County, Ill. Commissioners have issued a ban on all open burning in the county until further notice. The Board has issued the ban because of recent dry weather conditions. They say anyone violating the ban will be fined pursuant to county ordinance.

Chief Josh McKee with the Horseshow Lake Fire Protection District has issued a burn ban for his district.

The Village of Alto Pass, Ill. has issued a burn ban for the incorporated area of Alto Pass in correlation with the County's burn ban, according to the Alto Pass fire chief.

The Village of Dowell, Ill. has been placed under a burn ban by Fire Chief David Hock.

The Carbondale Township Fire Department is lifting the burn ban for the unincorporated areas at this time, but remind residents to follow safe burning procedures and contact the fire department with the location of the burning.

The Makanda Township Fire Department has lifted its burn ban.

Due to extreme drought conditions, the following fire jurisdictions in Illinois have implemented a ban on ALL open burning, including recreational fires, until further notice.

  • City of Carterville
  • City of Herrin
  • City of Johnston City
  • Lake Egypt FPD
  • City of Marion
  • Town of McClure
  • Village of Pittsburg
  • Williamson County FPD

Kentucky

With falling temperatures and rising humidity, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has lifted an order prohibiting open fires, but officials caution visitors to continue being safe with fire. The ban could be reinstated if dry patterns continue, but for now, officials say be careful and report unattended campfires or wildfires by calling 911 or Land Between The Lakes' 24-hour dispatch at (877) 861-2457.

Emergency management is issuing a burn ban for Ballard County, Ky. The ban will remain in effect until the county has received two inches of rain county-wide.

McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry signed an executive order putting in place a burn ban for McCracken County, Ky. effective Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6 a.m. The ban will remain in effect until the county received a sufficient amount of moisture for the ban to be lifted, according to Judge Executive Newberry. 

Fulton County, Ky. is under a burn ban.

Graves County, Ky. is under a burn ban. The sheriff says anyone caught intentionally burning will end up in court.

Marshall County, Ky. now prohibits outdoor burning with the exception of: control burning at the Marshall County landfill and manned campfires at managed campgrounds. The burn ban is due to extremely dry conditions and it will be in place until significant rainfall order of release from the Marshall County Judge/Executive.

All fireworks of any kind are banned in the City limits of Wingo, Ky., they receive sufficient rainfall to ease the drought conditions. This is by order of the City Commission, Fire Chief, and Police Chief. Citations will be given.

Tennessee

Carroll, Gibson, and Lake counties are under burn bans.

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