Osage County burn ban extended to Friday, March 6, 2020

Osage County Emergency Management has extended a burn ban from yesterday for all of Osage County for Friday, March 6, 2020, due to high to very high fire danger today. No outside burning is allowed and all burn permits are suspended. This ban is in effect until 8 a.m. March 7, 2020, and will probably be extended due to forecast fire conditions.

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the high to very high category today, with shifting winds expected to increase this afternoon. Very high fire danger means fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort.

National Weather Service forecasts Saturday will likely have high fire danger conditions, also, sunny and a high near 67, breezy with south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 35 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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