By Kyle Quick
While the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has an open burn period between September 16th and April 14th, residents of Franklin County are asked to contact Franklin County’s 911 Center before burning. (Note: Some Fire Departments have established additional regulations. See additional information below.)
The purpose behind Calling Before You Burn is to prevent fire departments from unnecessarily being dispatched because someone who is simply driving by calls 911.
By taking two minutes to call first, then 911 dispatchers will already know of the location where a control burn is taking place.