Some areas get rain, burn bans remain in place; Marionville City Fire grassfires this week caused by open burning

MCF tell us they missed the nearly 4” of rain Springfield received Friday.
Grass fire
Marionville City Fire battled numerous grass fires recently. The Lawrence County burn ban remains in place. Courtesy Marionville City Fire Dept.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. — Although some have received rain this week across the region burn bans still remain in effect.

Friday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. the Springfield area experienced a stationary thunderstorm as described by the National Weather Service Springfield. Up to four inches of rain fell and a Flash Flood Watch was issued.

We caught motorists stranded on Chestnut Expressway near National Ave on the MoDOT Travelers App Friday about 5:15 p.m.

Marionville City Fire tell Joplin News First they didn’t get that much desired rain on Friday afternoon. The burn ban for Lawrence County remains in place.

This week they battled a fire that included miscanthus grass. The grass is about 10’ – 12′ tall.

“NO BURNING,” in all caps they state online. “Crews have been busy with natural cover fires the last couple days. When we say NO BURNING it means no burning, both of these fires were started from open outdoor burning. With the current conditions being dry and windy fire will spread very quickly.”

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