Burn ban Monday: Strong winds, warm temperatures cause very high fire danger

Osage County Emergency Management has banned all outdoor burning due to very high fire danger today, Monday, April 30, 2018. A forecast of possible wind gusts of up to 45 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. May 1, 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 81; windy, with a south wind 20 to 30 mph, and gusts as high as 45 mph. In addition, NWS has issued a wind advisory that will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

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