Burn ban Sunday: Outside burning prohibited in Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Sunday, Feb. 18, 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. 19, 2018, but is expected to be extended due to the forecast of high fire danger on Monday.

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

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph are expected with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph.

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

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