Osage County burn ban extended to Sunday, March 8, 2020

Osage County Emergency Management has extended a countywide burn ban for the fourth day in a row for today, Sunday, March 8, 2020, due to very high fire danger and a fire weather watch from 10 a.m. today through this evening.

This burn ban is in effect through 8 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2020. No outside burning is allowed and all county burn permits are suspended during this time.

The National Weather Service forecast for today is mostly sunny, with a high near 71. It will be windy all day, with a south wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Osage County has been under a burn ban due to high or extreme fire conditions for five of the first eight days of March.

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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