KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Independence Fire Department issued a burn ban effective immediately Thursday until 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
The ban is the result of forecasted 20-30 mph winds, with gusts up to 40 mph, over the next 36 hours.
“The forecasted high winds can easily create conditions where rapidly moving natural cover fires can occur,” IFD Assistant Chief Michael Ditamore said. “Furthermore, in the interest of community safety, citizens are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials, fireplace logs and barbecue charcoal by placing them in a metal container after dousing with water.”
City of Independence Fire Department issues burn ban today through 8 a.m. on Nov. 13. The ban is a result of high winds, over the next thirty-six hours. Citizens are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials, fireplace logs and charcoal. Be #FireSafe. pic.twitter.com/xCPni6QuD0
— @cityofIndepmo (@CityOfIndepMO) November 11, 2021