MDC removes statewide fire ban on conservation areas

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JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has lifted its statewide fire ban on all conservation areas effective immediately. According to MDC, the remnants of tropical storm Isaac are bringing significant rain to most of the state.

“Although we don’t believe we are completely out of danger,” says MDC Forestry Management Chief Mike Hoffmann, “fire danger will be reduced enough through most of the state in the coming week to lift our statewide burn ban. We understand that some parts of the state may not receive a lot of precipitation from this system, but MDC area managers can issue burn bans for individual conservation areas if they believe fire danger is too high.”

MDC issued its statewide fire ban on all conservation areas in late June.

The use of fireworks remains prohibited on all conservation areas under the Wildlife Code of Missouri.