Some cities issue a burn bans, here’s why

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – A lack of rain and an increase of dry conditions have caused a few cities to go under strict fire bans.

Portageville, Missouri recently issued a “burn ban.” This ban prohibits anyone from burning leaves, wood, or anything that causes fire.

According to George DeLise, Fire Chief of Portageville, accidental fires have caused an increase in call volume.

“If we can try to take our call volume down and the burn ban will do it. It’ll keep us from having accidental fires,” explained DeLise.

Here are the cities who have issued a “burn ban”


Portageville until further notice.


No cities so far.


Benton until further notice.

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