Burn ban Tuesday: High winds cause high fire danger

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, due to high fire danger caused by strong winds. 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 7, 2018, but could be extended.

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 fires can start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All outdoor burning should be avoided.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. today. Sustained northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected, with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. During a wind advisory, steps should be taken to secure any lawn furniture or light weight objects, and extra caution should be used when driving.

For more information about the burn ban, contact Osage County Emergency Management at 785-828-3323.

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