Burn ban Friday: NWS issues wind advisory, warns of very high fire danger

Osage County Emergency Management has banned all outdoor burning due to very high fire danger today, Friday, April 13, 2018. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until 1 p.m. for northeast Kansas.

A county burn ban means no outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended until 8 a.m. April 14, unless the burn ban is extended.

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

The NWS forecasts the strongest wind speeds are expected through the morning hours today. Winds will be southerly and range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40-50 mph. Light weight lawn furniture or garbage cans could be blown around by the strong winds. Driving high profile vehicles will be difficult.

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

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