City of Independence, Missouri

Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for Jan. 11 through 8 a.m. Jan. 12

A city-wide burn ban has been issued for the remainder of today, Jan. 11, and will remain in effect until 8 a.m., Jan. 12, 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 week.

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.