Burn ban Thursday: Windy conditions continue, cause very high fire danger

Osage County Emergency Management has banned all outdoor burning due to very high fire danger today, Thursday, April 12, 2018. In addition, the National Weather Service is advising that strong winds and very high fire danger will continue into Friday in northeast Kansas.

A county burn ban means no outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended until 8 a.m. April 13, unless the burn ban is extended.

Very high fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort.

The NWS forecast says today will be sunny, with a high near 81, and breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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

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