The hot weather and drought has led to more burn bans in Northwest Missouri.
Andrew County announced a burn ban Thursday until further notice.
An open burn period that was supposed to start Wednesday in Maryville was called off because of the dry conditions. The next open burn period is slated to start in October for Maryville residents.
Savannah officials Wednesday announced a burn ban in the city limits until further notice.
Atchison County Missouri is also now under a burn ban. It was announced Tuesday.
Statewide burn bans for conservation area’s and state parks where issued last month. While not every are of Northwest Missouri is under a burn ban, open burning is not encouraged as fires can start and spread quickly during a drought.