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Burn ban Wednesday: High fire danger in Osage County

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, due to high fire danger caused by breezy conditions. 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 8, 2018, but could be extended. Fire danger is also expected to be high on Thursday.

According to Osage County Emergency management, the rangeland fire danger index will be in the high category this afternoon. High fire danger means fires can start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All outdoor burning should be avoided.

The National Weather Service forecast a sunny day with high near 46, and breezy northwest wind at 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

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

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