Alan Clark with Jasper Fire & Rescue said several nearby communities experienced wildfires over the weekend as a result of the dry and windy environment.
Clark said about 255 acres were scorched as the result of a fire in Townley near the Saragossa community. Also, he said a wildfire occurred over the weekend near Walston-Bridge Road.
Furthermore, local firefighters and Alabama Forestry Commission officials responded to a 40-acre wildfire outside of Parrish Saturday afternoon.
"It's just real dry right now," said Clark. "We haven't had adequate rainfall."
The no-burn order is for any area within the Jasper city limits.
Clark said commercial burns will be allowed on a case-by-case basis. "It will be one of those deals where we'll have to look at it and approve it: Permit only," he said.
Clark said weather forecasts for the area indicate the no-burn order could be lifted by Thursday or Friday.