STANFORD — After a week of heat, including four straight days of triple-digit highs, at least three fires and essentially no rainfall, Lincoln County remained under burn and fireworks bans Monday night.
Lincoln County Fire Chief Danny Glass said unless rain shows up in enough force to quench the county's parched earth, the bans will remain in place and the Lincoln County Fair will not feature its traditional July 4 fireworks display.
"We've been holding off as long as we could," Glass said Monday. "We really hate to spoil anyone's fireworks."
Prior to Lincoln County declaring burn and fireworks bans Monday morning, the cities of Hustonville and Stanford had issued their own burn and fireworks bans last week. Crab Orchard did not issue any bans, and a fireworks display there Friday night went off without incident.
Fourth of July fun isn't the only thing being affected by the recent heat wave, which caused highs of 101 on Thursday, 103 on Friday, 104 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday.