August 14, 2018
The following information was released on August 14, 2018 by the Adair County Commission.
Adair County’s current drought conditions have greatly increased the risk of wildfires. While some of these fires are acts of nature, many are caused by open burning or the careless burning of trash, yard waste, and scrap. In order to reduce the risk of fires spreading and endangering lives, property and Missouri’s natural habitat, Adair County has issued a County-wide burn ban effective August 14, 2018.
Click here to read the County-Wide Burn Ban Ordinance.
Any burn ban imposed under this Ordinance shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. However, the Adair County Commission may extend or rescind the ban if necessary.
Burn ban violators will be subject to a minimum fine of $250.00 up to the maximum allowed by a Class A misdemeanor. Additionally, restitution for services provided will be awarded to the responding fire department(s).
Burn Ban Exclusions
- According to RSMo 49.266.3(2), state agencies responsible for fire management or suppression activities and persons conducting agricultural burning using best management practices shall not be subject to the burn ban.
- The ability of an individual, organization, or corporation to sell fireworks shall not be affected by the issuance of a burn ban. The county burn ban may prohibit the explosion or ignition of any missile or skyrocket as the terms “missile” and “skyrocket” are defined by the 2012 edition of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory, but shall not ban the explosion or ignition of any other consumer fireworks as the term “consumer fireworks” is defined under RSMo. 320.106.
Missouri Drought Monitor Map
- Drought News, Conditions & Resources from MoDNR
- National Weather Service
- County Classifications
- RSMo 49.266