Burn ban rescinded March 11, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Burn ban rescinded March 11, 2021

Update: OCEM rescinded this burn ban at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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A burn ban remains in effect for Osage County for today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and red flag warning for much of central and eastern Kansas for this afternoon.

Osage County Emergency Management extended the countywide burn ban that was first issued Sunday. All outdoor burning is prohibited and all burn permits are suspended during the burn ban.

The NWS red flag warning is in effect 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday; the warning covers most of central Kansas. The wind advisory covers all of northeast Kansas. Winds are forecast to be southwest at 25-35 mph, and gusting to 50 mph, before finally switching to the north at 10-20 mph during the evening and overnight. Relative humidity values are expected to fall into the teens this afternoon. Fuels will remain very dry and conducive for rapid fire growth.

The countywide burn ban will remain in effect until rescinded. For more information about the burn ban, contact Osage County Emergency Management at 785-828-3323 or Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121.

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