For the most up to date information regarding burn bans in Kansas, please contact your county emergency management office or your local fire department or your local law enforcement dispatch center (non-emergency number). The decision to implement a burn ban is made by county or city government leadership based on local conditions, therefore, the best information resides at the local level.
Flint Hills Burning Restrictions during the month of April
Burning in the Flint Hills in Kansas is regulated by state regulations, specifically K.A.R. 28-19-645, 28-19-646, 28-19-647, and 28-19-648. As part of the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan, burning is restricted in certain counties for the month of April. Additional information on the April burn restrictions in the Flint Hills are available on the web at www.ksfire.org/doc4661.ashx and www.sbeap.org/publications/Open_burning_in_Kansas.pdf
Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 p.m. this afternoon to 8 p.m. CDT this evening for low relative humidity and gusty winds for far southwest Kansas. Another red flag warning is in effect from 11 a.m. this morning to 8 p.m. CDT this evening for extreme grassland fire danger in portions of the South Central region of the state.
Critical fire weather conditions are possible Saturday for Greeley County in the Northwest Region of Kansas. Winds are expected to elevate the grassland fire danger to the very high category area wide in the South Central region with extreme fire danger expected west of Interstate 135. The rangeland fire danger index will be in the very high category this afternoon for most of the area north and west of the Kansas turnpike. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected in the Southeast region of the state today. Please see www.weather.gov for detailed information.