OCEM extends countywide burn ban through Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

OCEM extends countywide burn ban through Thursday, March 4, 2021

Update: OCEM rescinded this burn ban at 8 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021.

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A county-wide burn ban issued yesterday afternoon, March 3, 2021, will be extended today, Thursday, March 4. During the ban, no outside burning is permitted and all burn permits are suspended. The ban will expire at 8 a.m. tomorrow, unless it is extended at that time.

Osage County Emergency Management issued the ban due to forecast very high fire danger for today. National Weather Service Topeka has forecast a sunny day today with highs near 70 and southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Very high fire danger means fire control would 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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