Updated: Several burn bans issued in the Tri-States; a few canceled

Updated March 3rd:

The burn ban that was implemented for Brown County, IL on February 17, 2017 has been lifted for the time being.

UPDATED March 1st at 4:50 p.m.

Burn ban for the Pittsfield Fire Dept. District has been lifted.

UPDATED February 24th at 1:48 p.m.

City of Hannibal and Marion County have lifted their respective burn bans.

Lee County burn ban also has been lifted.

UPDATED February 21st at 9:15 p.m.

Ralls County is no longer under a burn ban.

Pike County Emergency Management is releasing this statement on behalf of Pleasant Hill, Spring Creek, East Pike, New Canton Fire Protection Districts. All of the above listed have discontinued the Burn Bans placed in effect last week due to the precipitation received.

As of Tuesday, February 21st, Pittsfield Fire Department has issued a burn ban for the Fire District covered by Pittsfield Fire Department.


As of Friday, February 17th at 1:30 p.m., the following cities or areas are under a burn ban, effective immediately until further notice:

  • Palmyra Fire Department
  • Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District
  • City of Hannibal
  • Ralls County, MO
  • Barry, IL
  • Pike County, IL
  • Marion County, MO
  • Pike County, MO
  • Lousiana, MO
  • Lee County, IA
  • Brown County, IL
  • Liberty Fire Protection District also asked on their Facebook for residents to not burn anything

These ban are being implemented due to low moisture conditions, low humidity, and higher wind conditions.

As a reminder, the City of Hannibal will continue to take yard waste at the City Street Department facility located on Warren Barrett Drive.

This location is available to drop off yard waste 7 days a week for city residents.

If you're an official and would like to add a district to our list, please email the KHQA Newsroom at

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