Burn ban Friday: Very high fire danger in Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Friday, March 2, 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. March 3, 2018, but could be extended.

According to Osage County Emergency Management, the rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category today due to gusty 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 forecasts a sunny day with a high near 60. South winds will be 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

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

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