No burn day: Gusty winds cause very high fire danger

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All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Jan. 30, 2018, due to very high fire danger. Suspended permits means this is a no burn day with no outside burning allowed in Osage County. The permit suspension will be in effect until 8 a.m. Jan. 31, 2018, but could be extended.

According to Osage County Emergency management, 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. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

National Weather Service at Topeka forecasts southerly winds at 15-25 mph with gusts 25-35 mph, with low relative humidity this afternoon over the entire northeast Kansas area.

For more information about the burn ban, contact Bryce Romine, Osage County emergency management director, at 785-828-3323.

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