No burn day Saturday: Gusty winds cause very high fire danger

RED-FLAGAll burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, due to very high fire danger. 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. Feb. 4, 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 it will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 53, and breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, and gusts as high as 30 mph.

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

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