These guidelines cover open burning and agricultural open burning. Open burning includes brush, trash, and debris piles, as well as vegetation residue and dried plant growth collected and piled. Agricultural open burning is the burning of cultivated crop residue, pasture, CRP, and other similar types of materials. Fires such as those conducted in a fireproof container with ember restricting cover, fire pits, warming fires, camp fires, or other recreational fires are exempt from these guidelines.
Linked are documents Emergency Order 20-03 and Order Extending Emergency Order 20-03 regarding county-wide burn ban during COVID-19.
Restricted Materials: The following materials may not be burned: heavy smoke producing materials such as heavy oils, tires, pallets, railroad and bridge lumber, treated lumber, roof shingles, wire insulation, plastics, rubber, or other materials.
Before starting your burn, use the links below to check fire weather conditions and the Grassland Fire Danger Index:
|Weather Data/Monitoring Stations Located in Reno County or Within Close Proximity|
|Equus Beds GMD Monitoring Station||Pretty Prairie||Phone: 620-459-4646|
|Equus Beds GMD Data Lab||Darlow||Phone: 620-662-2622|
|Equus Beds GMD Data Lab||Buhler||Phone: 620-543-2902|
|Equus Beds GMD Data Lab||N Hendricks||Phone: 620-664-5171|
|Big Bend GMD||Zenith||Phone: 620-234-5667|