Burn ban Wednesday: Wind, warm temperatures cause very high fire danger

Osage County Emergency Management has banned all outdoor burning due to very high fire danger today, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. A forecast of gusty winds this afternoon contributed to the rangeland fire index in the very high category for Osage County.

A county burn ban means no outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended until 8 a.m. March 28, 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 partly sunny, with a high near 72, and breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

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

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