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Burn ban Monday: Extreme fire danger expected across Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Monday, March 5, 2018, due to extreme 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 6, 2018, but could be extended.

According to Osage County Emergency management, the rangeland fire danger index will be in the extreme category today due to gusty winds. Extreme fire danger means fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All outdoor burning should be avoided.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning from noon to 8 p.m. today. Wind gusts to 45 mph are expected.

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

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