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Burn ban Friday: Outside burning prohibited in Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, due to 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. 17, 2018, but is expected to be extended due to the forecast of high fire danger through Saturday and Sunday.

According to Osage County Emergency management, the rangeland fire danger index will be in the high category today due to gusty winds. High fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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

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