Burn bans issued, lifted in the Heartland

Some communities in the Heartland issued burn bans because of a lack of rain and extremely dry...
Some communities in the Heartland issued burn bans because of a lack of rain and extremely dry conditions.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 9:20 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 12:43 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Several Heartland communities issued burn bans at the beginning of October because of a lack of rain and extremely dry conditions.

Much needed rain at the end of the month finally brought relief to some areas, allowing for some burn bans to be lifted.

If you know of a community with a burn ban, or one lifted, not on the following list, please email us at news@kfvs12.com.

Missouri

  • The Ste. Genevieve County Commission issued a burn ban on Thursday, Oct. 20 until further notice.
  • The Wayne County Commission lifted the burn ban on Friday, Oct. 28.
  • The City of Puxico has issued a burn ban until further notice.
  • The Perry County Commission lifted a no burn advisory on Monday, Oct. 31. It was issued on Tuesday, Oct. 4 due to extremely dry conditions.
  • Bernie Mayor James Tilmon issued a no burn order until further notice. The order includes all outdoor burning within the city limits, including farm fields.
  • The Cape Girardeau County Commission issued a ‘no burn advisory’ until further notice. All county residents are advised to postpone open, outdoor burning. The commission asks that if you are driving or working outdoors, to be careful when discarding smoking materials. Campers and hunters should also be careful.
  • The City of Lilbourn issued a burn ban until further notice.
  • The Portageville Fire Chief issued a burn ban in the city limits. The ban will be reviewed once there is significant rainfall. All outdoor burning including yard waste is prohibited.
  • The New Madrid County Emergency Management Agency issued a burn ban for the following towns in their coverage area: the city of Sikeston, Matthews, Portageville and Gideon. The list of towns banning burning is expected to expand.
  • The Scott County Commission and the Scott County Office of Emergency Management has issued a burn ban, effective immediately, until further notice.
  • A burn ban has been issued for residents in Scott City.
  • A no burn order has been issued in Madison County. Madison County Emergency Management Director Dean Stevens said the burn ban will be in place until further notice.
  • Ripley County and the City of Doniphan have issued a burn ban effective immediately. Authorities say the advisory will be in effect until further notice.
  • East Prairie has issued a burn ban effective immediately until further notice.

Illinois

  • Massac County lifted its burn ban on Monday, Oct. 31.
  • Alexander County EMA says outdoor burn bans have been issued by the McClure-East Cape Girardeau Fire Department and Horseshoe Lake Fire Department. A burn advisory was issued by the Tamms Fire Department and the North Cairo Fire Protection District. The bans and advisories are for all areas covered by these departments. They are in effect until further notice due to extremely dry conditions.
  • A burn ban was issued for Vienna until further notice.
  • All of the Campbell Hill Fire District is under a burn Ban until further notice.
  • Franklin County lifted its burn ban on Oct. 30.
  • Pope County is under an Open Fire Burn Ban until further notice. According to Pope County Sheriff Suits, along with Pope County Government, the city of Golconda, Rural Pope County Fire Dist. and the Shawnee National Forest Service are in agreement that a Burn Order is necessary at this time.
  • A burn ban was issued for Pulaski County on Monday, Oct. 3 and will remain in effect for a week. No open burning will be allowed. The burn ban will be re-evaluated to determine if it will be extended or canceled.
  • The burn ban in Union County was lifted on Monday, Oct. 31. Sheriff Foster said the emergency burn ban was issued on Oct. 3 to reduce the risk of fires spreading and endangering lives, property and Illinois natural habitat.

Kentucky

  • Ballard County Judge Executive Todd Cooper ordered a burn ban until the county receives 1-inch of consecutive rain.
  • The City of Benton has issued a burn ban in the city limits until further notice.
  • Calloway County Judge Kenneth C. Imes issued a burn ban until further notice.
  • Carlisle County Judge Gregg Terry issued a burn ban until adequate rainfall is received. All outdoor burning, including the use of fireworks, is banned.
  • Crittenden County Judge Perry A. Newcom issued a burn ban until further notice.
  • The Fulton County Emergency Management has advised the entire county to be placed under a burn ban by order of the Judge Executive until further notice.
  • Hickman County Judge Executive Kenny Wilson has signed a executive order placing the county under a burn ban due to extremely dry conditions.
  • Marshall County lifted its burn ban on Monday, Oct. 31.
  • Based on the recommendations of local fire chiefs and Livingston County Emergency Management, the entire county is under a burn ban until further notice.

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