No burn day: High winds, dry conditions make extreme fire danger

RED-FLAGDue to extreme fire danger today, March 1, 2017, all burn permits for Osage County are suspended. A “no burn” day means no outside burning is allowed in the unincorporated areas of Osage County as declared by Osage County Emergency Management.

OCEM is cautioning that several days of concerning fire weather conditions are expected today through the early portions of the weekend. Northwest winds will increase through the day today and again Thursday with relative humidity values in 20-30 percent range. Winds will turn to the south for Friday and Saturday, but moisture is not expected until Saturday night.

This county burn ban is in effect until 8 a.m. March 2, 2017, but is likely to be extended depending on weather conditions. For more information, contact Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management director at 785-828-3323.


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