Burning discouraged in Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Fire Department is advising residents within the city to refrain from burning under current weather conditions, although there is no ban in effect.
The National Weather Service had previously issued a Red Flag Warning for Western and Southwest Missouri for Thursday and Friday, leading the Boone County Fire Protection District to discourage burning in the county.
Firefighters battled a large fire Thursday evening in Northwest Missouri, an area which, like other regions, has been experiencing high temperatures, low humidity and below-average precipitation.
Burning is permitted within Jefferson City from Nov. 1 to March 1 every year.
Alternatively, yard waste can be taken to a compost facility at 2417 South Ridge Drive in the capital, which is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The facility accepts tree limbs (not exceeding six inches in diameter or four feet in length), grass clippings, leaves and wood chips.