Dry KC Area Faces Fire Danger
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Recent hot, dry conditions have left the Kansas City region in a fire danger zone. The Missouri Department of Conservation says dry conditions, high winds and warm weather are creating severe fire danger for the Kansas City region.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning recently for several counties on both sides of the Missouri and Kansas state line, from Iowa to Arkansas.
Counties south of Kansas City were especially hard hit by drought this summer, and rain isn't expected until later this week. The Conservation Department also says it will take a significant amount of rain to curtail the fire danger.
The department urges residents to avoid outdoor burning, leave no fire unattended and report wildfires immediately.