The City of Taylorville is issuing a burn ban in effect immediately that will extend through the weekend due to strong winds and a risk of fire. West winds are increasing throughout the morning and can reach peak gusts this afternoon of 30 mph in Taylorville. This can provide the potential for quick-spreading fire. Dry conditions have been amplified due to the temperatures. If you live in Taylorville outdoor burning is not allowed until Monday. Contact Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry for more information.