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      Burn bans in the Tri-States

      The following burn bans will remain in place until further notice.

      If your municipality is under a burn ban, please email the information to news7@khqa.com or fax at 217-222-5078.

      ILLINOIS

      All rural areas in Pike County, Ill. are now under a burn ban until further notice. Pittsfield already implemented a ban.

      The City of Barry and The Barry Fire Protection District issued a burn ban July 12 until "we receive significant rainfall."

      The Village of Bowen issued a complete burn ban July 10 until further notice.

      The Bushnell Fire Protection has issued an open burning ban for the entire district until further notice due to the current weather conditions and the lack of rain in the extended forecast. Residents must use extreme caution when using outdoor cooking fires and not leave them unattended. They should also have an adequate water source available in the event of an accidental ignition of materials outside of the contained cooking fire. The City of Bushnell??s controlled and supervised fireworks display will still take place on July 3, 3012 at dusk; however fireworks purchased and displayed by non-state licensed individuals are included in the open burn ban and cannot be used.

      Adams County is currently not under a burn ban, Tri-Township Fire Department Assistant Chief Darren Smith told KHQA.A no-burn warning has been issued for all areas of Morgan County, Ill. The Jacksonville/Morgan County Emergency Management Agency issued the warning Friday, June 29, in conjunction with most counties within the State of Illinois. The National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have classified Morgan County to be under drought conditions. The warning will be in effect until further notice. The elevated risk of fire danger will extend through the weekend and into the Fourth of July holiday week as dry conditions and record heat is forecasted to continue. The public is asked to be extremely cautious using matches, cigarettes, torches or other open flame devices. The public is also asked to call 911 to report unattended or uncontrolled fires burning in Morgan County.

      Hancock County, Ill. has issued a no burn advisory and the following departments are under the no burn ban: Carthage, all Dallas Fire Protection Districts, Warsaw, Augusta, Bowen, Plymouth and West Point.

      The City of Hamilton, Ill. has issued a burn ban for the entire city and the Hamilton Fire Departments District. According to Chief of Police Robb Bell, the burn ban is in effect until further notice.

      On Wednesday July 11, 2012 the members of the Twin Pike Mutual Aid Association met at the Spring Creek Fire Protection District in Nebo, Il. The members of the group voted to enact a Burn Ban for all Fire Districts in Pike County, Ill. This ban will be in effect until further notice. Tom Lewis, President of the Association as well as Chief of the Baylis Fire Protection District said ??Until we receive significant rainfall, it is simply dangerous to be lighting any kind of fire. We will lift this ban as soon as conditions warrant.?? This means no open burning of any kind except for grilling as long as it is attended. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact the Chief of your local department. Questions about this release should be directed to Chris Little at 217-653-3697.

      The City of Pittsfield, Ill. has issued an open burn ban. This includes back yard fire pits, camp fires and burn barrels. The city's burn yard will be closed. This ban does not include grilling.

      The Blandinsville-Hire Fire Protection District is under a Burn Ban until a rain fall of a significant amount.

      The Good Hope-Sciota Fire Protection District has issued an open burn ban for the entire fire protection district until further notice due to the current weather conditions and lack of rain. This includes but is not limited to backyard fire pits, camp fires, and burn barrels. Residents must use extreme caution when using contained outdoor cooking fires and not leave them unattended. They should also have an adequate water source available in the event of an accidental ignition of materials outside of the contained cooking fire.

      MISSOURI

      Due to the extreme dry conditions, the Clark County Commission and the Board of Alderman of the City of Kahoka have issued a burn ban within Clark County and the City of Kahoka until further notice.The Knox County Commission has issued a burn ban notice for Knox County, Mo. until futher notice.

      The Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District and Hannibal Fire Department issued similar bans. Click here for that story.

      Due to the excessive heat and extreme drought conditions, the Marion County Emergency Management Agency has issued a no burn order effective immediately for Marion County, Mo. Extreme care should be used during any and all firework activities.

      Macon, Mo. issued an open burn ban Wednesday, June 27. The open burn ban includes yard waste fires and open cooking and/or recreation fires such as outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, bon fires, burn barrels, and any other open burning which is normally allowed according to the release. Consumer fireworks use is included with this ban and bans the use of fireworks at the Macon Lake as well. Fire Chief Ross Dutton assures residents that the fireworks display at the Macon County Fairgrounds will take place as planned and is not part of the burn ban. They will evaluate conditions daily until the ban can be lifted. Pike County, Mo. enacted a burn ban Friday, June 22. A release from the county said that it had reenacted an ordinance prohibiting burning of any materials in the county. ??The lack of rain and continuing windy conditions make this ban necessary,?? the release said.

      Shelby County, Mo. issued a burn ban Thursday.

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has issued a burn ban until further notice due to dry conditions in the region to protect visitors and resources. The ban prohibits the use of charcoal or wood fires. Visitors to public recreation areas and campgrounds may use attended gas grills or stove tops.

      The City of La Plata, Mo., has issued an open burn ban. The open burn ban includes yard waste fires, open cooking, and/or recreation fires such as outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, bon fires, burn barrels, and any other open burning normally allowed. The ban includes the discharge of consumer fireworks within the city limits and all city owned properties. The open burn ban will remain in effect until canceled according to La Plata Mayor Charles Thompson.

      IOWA

      The State Fire Marshal warns Iowans the heat wave experienced the past two weeks is creating tinder box conditions throughout the state. The State Fire Marshal Division has been in daily communication with concerned Fire Chiefs as nearly one-third of the state remains under a burn ban. Click here for a map of Iowa counties currently under a burn ban.

      The Iowa State Fire Marshal Raymond A. Reynolds has issued a open burn ban for Des Moines, Henry and Lee Counties.