Burn ban continues across Osage County, Jan. 8, 2020

Osage County Emergency Management has extended a burn ban from yesterday due to continuing very high fire danger conditions across the Osage County, Kan., area. No outside burning is allowed today, Jan. 8, 2020, and all burn permits are suspended. The ban will be in effect until 8 a.m. Jan. 9, 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, with the National Weather Service forecasting windy and sunny weather with a high near 55 and an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph in the afternoon. The wind is expected to continue into the evening, with a south wind at 20 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 35 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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