'No burn statement' issued for Cape Girardeau Co., MO

'No burn statement' issued for Cape Girardeau Co., MO

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.

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