Burn ban Wednesday: Strong winds cause very high fire danger

Osage County Emergency Management has banned all outdoor burning due to very high fire danger today, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. A forecast of possible wind gusts of up to 40 mph this afternoon contributes to the rangeland fire index in the very high category for much of northeast Kansas.

A county burn ban means no outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended until 8 a.m. April 19, unless the burn ban is extended.

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

The National Weather Service at Topeka forecasts today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58; windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, and gusts as high as 40 mph.

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

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