No burn day: High winds, dry conditions cause very high fire danger

RED-FLAGDue to very high fire danger today, Monday, April 24, 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.

The National Weather Service at Topeka has forecast that it will be mostly sunny with a high near 76 today, and windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

This burn ban is in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 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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