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Burn ban Thursday: Outside burning prohibited in Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Thursday, Feb. 15, 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. 16, 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 cloudy today, with a high near 71. Southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph will be northwest in the afternoon, with winds gusting as high as 20 mph.

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

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