Southern Cass County has been included in the DNR’s latest update for spring burning restrictions, now joining all of the listening area and most of the state.
“Warm and dry conditions are key factors for wildfires, so we have to remain on alert about restricting open burning,” said DNR fire prevention supervisor Casey McCoy.
“These restrictions really do work: they’ve helped reduce wildfires by more than 30 percent over the past decade.”
People who burn debris will be held financially responsible if their fire escapes and burns other property.
Residents are encouraged to instead compost or chip their yard waste, or bring it to a disposal site.
For more information on fire danger, visit the DNR website.