A temporary burn ban is in effect for Reno County from noon, Tuesday, December 14, until noon Thursday, December 16. The burn ban has been issued due to catastrophic fire danger and high wind warnings.
The Reno County Board of Commissioners declared a local disaster for wildfire weather conditions on December 10, which remains in effect until December 17. Restricted activities include burning trees and brush from land clearing, crop residues, construction debris, yard waste and use of backyard chimeneas and firepits.
Please be mindful of anything that causes sparks or creates an ignition source. Any source of fire may ignite dead/dry grass and lead to explosive fire growth. Secure outdoor decorations and furniture. Strong wind can impact travel; Keep both hands on the steering wheel and slow down. Get indoors if possible and avoid windows in case of blowing debris. Manufactured homes and trailers are not safe shelters in high winds. If you see downed power lines, report immediately to local authorities. Follow local media for emergency updates.