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Burn ban in Osage County Thursday; NWS issues wind advisory

All burn permits in Osage County are suspended for today, Thursday, April 11, 2019, due to high fire danger caused by windy conditions. This is a no burn day with no outside burning allowed in Osage County. The permit suspension will be in effect until 8 a.m. April 12, 2019, but could be extended.

Osage County Emergency Management advises that the rangeland fire danger index will be in the high category this afternoon. High fire danger means fires can start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All outdoor burning should be avoided.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 mph are forecast. A wind advisory means that sustained winds from 30 to 39 mph or gusts from 45 to 57 mph are likely. Steps should be taken to secure any lawn furniture or light weight objects. Smaller loose items may be blown around. Use extra caution when driving, which could be especially hazardous for those traveling in high profile vehicles.

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

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