City of Independence, Missouri

Burn ban issued through 8 a.m., Dec. 13

A city-wide Burn Ban has been issued for the remainder of today, December 10, and will remain in effect until Monday, December 13, at 8 a.m. for all outside or open fires (except for residential barbequing). The ban is a result of high winds which are forecasted to be up to 10-20 mph beginning today and continuing throughout the weekend.
 
Citizens are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials, fireplace logs and barbeque charcoal by placing them in a metal container after dousing with water.
 
For further information about the current outdoor burn ban, citizens may contact the Fire Prevention Division of the Independence Fire Department at (816) 325-7121 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.