Burn ban for Osage County, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Osage County Emergency Management has issued a burn ban for all of Osage County for Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, due to very high fire danger. No outside burning is allowed and all burn permits are suspended. This ban is in effect until 8 a.m. March 1, 2020, and could be extended depending on fire conditions.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category this afternoon. Very high fire danger means that fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort.

National Weather Service has forecast that it will be sunny today across the area with a high near 70 degrees. It is expected to be breezy with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

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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