Burn ban lifted within Hannibal city limits effective Friday

Posted: Mar. 27, 2014 10:02 pm Updated: Apr. 10, 2014 11:14 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal's Emergency Management Agency has announced that a temporary burn ban in the city limits will be lifted Friday morning.

The burn ban went into effect last Saturday because of uncommonly dry and windy conditions that contributed to a large number of wildfires in both Marion and Ralls counties.

However, because of the rains that fell Wednesday and Thursday -- and because more rain was being forecast for Friday -- the dry conditions have eased, allowing local officials to lift the burn ban within the city limits.

"Any and all burning should be done with extreme caution and within the guidelines of the City of Hannibal," said a press release issued by the EMA.