CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, Rural Fire Districts and Emergency Management issued a "no burn statement" on Friday, February 17.
This is due to extremely dry conditions without a significant amount of rain in the forecast.
All Cape Girardeau County residents should refrain from burning outdoors.
Authorities say any wind, no matter how light, can cause a fire to quickly become out of control.
It is highly recommended that burning should be halted until conditions improve.