Emergency management issues burn ban for Osage County, Feb. 23, 2021

Update: This countywide burn ban has been rescinded, effective at 8 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021.


Osage County Emergency Management has issued a burn ban for all of Osage County, Kan., as of 8 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021. The ban will remain in effect for the next 24 hours and could be extended depending on weather conditions. The ban prohibits all outside burning, and suspends all burn permits.

The burn ban is due to forecast very high fire danger for today, which means fire control would be very difficult and require extended effort, an outdoor burning is not recommended.

National Weather Service at Topeka has forecast today will be sunny, with a high near 69. South winds will be around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight, south winds at 10 to 15 mph will turn northwest after midnight, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

For more information about the county burn ban, contact OCEM Director Bryce Romine at 785-828-3323.

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