Burn ban today: All burn permits suspended in Osage County

All outdoor burning is prohibited in Osage County today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after the National Weather Service has predicted windy weather. Osage County Emergency Management has suspended all local burn permits.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category this afternoon. Very high fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort.

NWS has forecast it will be sunny today with a high near 59, and breezy with a west wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

The burn ban means no outside burning is allowed in Osage County today. The ban will be in effect until 8 a.m. Dec. 14, 2017, unless it is extended.

For more information, contact Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management director, at 785-828-3323.

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