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

RED-FLAGDue to very high fire danger today, Tuesday, March 21, 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. Very high fire danger means that fire control will be difficult and require extended effort.

Very high rangeland fire danger is expected across the northern and central counties of the coverage area this afternoon, with the greatest danger along the I-70 corridor through the mid and late afternoon hours. Minimum humidity will drop into the 25 to 35 percent range and northeast surface winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph with some gusts up near 30 mph. Any planned burns may become uncontrollable wild fires.

This burn ban is in effect until 8 a.m. March 22, 2017, but could 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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