Burn ban issued in Scott Co., Mo.

Scott County, Mo. has issued burn ban on Sept. 23.
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 3:01 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 4:11 PM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A burn ban was issued for Scott County until further notice.

The Scott County Commission and Scott County Office of Emergency Management issued the ban on Friday, September 23.

It was effective immediately.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety on its Facebook page, it will follow the orders of the Scott County Commission burn ban until further notice. This will also apply to residents of Sikeston that live in New Madrid County.

They said all burning is banned, including brush piles, open fire pits and other activities that can create a large spark great enough to start a fire.

Recently, DPS said the fire departments in the county have responded to several grass fires that spread quickly because of the dry, windy conditions.

Our First Alert Weather Team says the pattern for next week is looking pleasant but very dry.

If we don’t get rain this weekend, rain is expected to be mainly light and scattered, our drought conditions will become more serious with very dry weather expected at least through next weekend if not beyond.