Dry conditions call for cautious burning

While there haven't been many burn bans issued yet, fire departments are warning residents to be cautious out in the heat.

Conditions are dry across the Four States, which is making burning problematic. Fire protection agencies are warning people not to burn near buildings and to have a 10-foot minimum radius around the fire. With rainfall being sparse, the air could become even drier making this season worse.

"Not everybody in the county has gotten the same amount of moisture. It's been localized. So, if we don't get any rain soon it could be a very bad summer,” says David Pope.

Purdy Fire Protection District has already issued a burn ban for the city. Residents are encouraged to check with local fire departments for current fire conditions if they plan on burning.

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