Burn ban, Jan. 7, 2020: Very high fire danger forecast

Osage County Emergency Management issued a burn ban today, Jan. 7, 2020, for Osage County, Kan., due to very high fire danger. No outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended. The ban will be in effect until 8 a.m. Jan. 8, and could be extended at that time depending on weather conditions.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category this afternoon; sunny skies are forecast with a high near 54. Southwest winds are expected at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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

For more information about the burn ban, contact Osage County Emergency Management at 785-828-3323 or the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121.

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