Due to the extreme dry weather conditions, many area communities have placed burn bans into effect until further notice. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Carrollton Fire Chief Curtis Shields:
“The city of Carrollton has an open burning ordinance that is on the books,” said Shields, “We are going to ban open burning until further notice or significant moisture occurs. We are, however, not going to ban fireworks. Some towns are, some are not and we have decided not to take that action. I have a much bigger concern for those in the rural areas with higher vegetation. We are just urging everyone to use extreme caution.”
A full list of bans are listed below:
Aldamont: Burn Ban
Alma: burn ban/fireworks. The city will have a limited display Friday and Saturday.
Blackburn: burn ban
Braymer: fireworks ban
Brookfield: burn advisory
Brunswick: fireworks ban including public display (within city limits). Any violations should be reported to city officials or local law enforcement.
Carrollton: burn ban
Chariton County – Severe heat and dry weather advisory
Chariton County Yellowcreek Township – Burn/Fireworks ban
Chillicothe: burn ban/fireworks ban
Concordia: fireworks ban (within city limits). The city firework display is still scheduled for July 1.
Glasgow: burn ban/fireworks ban
Hamilton: burn ban/fireworks ban
Higginsville: burn ban. City officials have asked residents to limit the use of fireworks.
Holden: burn ban
Independence: burn ban
Kidder: Burn Ban
Knob Noster: burn ban
Lexington: burn ban
Linn County: burn ban
Livingston County: burn ban/fireworks ban
Malta Bend: burn/fireworks
Marshall: fireworks display postponed.
Maryville: burn ban
Moberly: burn ban
Odessa: The VFW has cancelled their fireworks display on Sunday.
Pettis County: burn ban
Platssburg: burn/fireworks ban
Richmond: burn ban. City officials are asking resident to use caution when igniting fireworks.
Saline County: fireworks ban in the unincorporated areas.
Sweet Springs: fireworks ban
Waverly: burn ban
Warrensburg: burn ban
Winston: Burn Ban