|UPDATED: Burning banned inside city limits|
|Written by Chris Case|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:34|
Hot, dry weather results in citywide fireworks and burn ban; July 3 fireworks display also cancelled
A burn ban has been enacted for the city of Cuba due to extreme heat and dry conditions. The ban will remain in effect until further notice from city officials, and it will be actively enforced by the police department.
Ongoing drought-like conditions, coupled with sunny, 100-degree days, have forced the city to restrict open burning and the use of any type of fireworks inside the city limits of Cuba.
All open burning is banned until significant rainfall takes place in Cuba. The ban in effect includes the burning of leaves or other natural vegetation, bonfires, the use of fire pits, and all fireworks. The police department has indicated it will be following up on all complaints and enforcing the ban.
As a result of the ban now in effect, the city has also called off its holiday fireworks display scheduled for Tuesday, July 3 at Hood Park. The city’s fireworks display will be held at a later date, in conjunction with September 11 memorials.
The city's fire restrictions are part of the statewide ban on burning put into effect by the fire marshal's office. All of Crawford County, and indeed the entire state of Missouri, is covered by the current ban.
|Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2012 17:12|