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      County creates burn ban

      Kirksville City Council and the Adair County Commissioners met to discuss items of mutual interest on Monday.

      The Adair County Commissioners had previously discussed invoking a burn ban.

      Recently, the state of Missouri passed legislation that allows a county to establish a burn ban legally.

      The Adair County Commissioners met with local fire departments and the Missouri Conservation Department while devising an ordinance to invoke a burn ban.

      Adair County Commissioner Mark Thompson said the county now has an ordinance.

      â??In the past you may have seen other counties say, â??Hey we have a burn ban this year, because it was so dry this summer.â?? They had a burn ban, but there were no teeth in it and it could not be enforced,â?? Thompson said.

      â??Now, Adair County does have a burn ban that does have teeth in it and their will be penalties and/or fine, or incarceration in events someone is found guilty of violating the burn ban.â??

      A burn ban is usually issued when there are extremely hot and dry conditions.