Hot & Dry Conditions Elevate Risk For Fires

Posted on: 3:55 pm, June 29, 2012, by

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis is running more than four inches behind in rainfall since the start of May. The unseasonably dry weather has led to moderate to severe drought conditions and. Very dry vegetation means high fire danger.  Low relative humidity and a west to southwest breeze will add to the fire concerns. 

People should be very careful with cigarettes, matches, BBQ pits, fireworks, and any other open flames. Some Missouri and Illinois towns have already posted burn bans that prohibit any open burning. 

With no rain in the forecast, the elevated fire danger will continue through the 4th of July holiday week.