Month-long burn ban includes 16 Kansas counties

Ban continues until at least May 1
Month-long burn ban includes 16 Kansas counties
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A burn ban is in effect in 16 Kansas counties through the month of April.

The ban restricts burning trees and brush from land clearing, crop residues, construction debris, yard waste, and the use of backyard chimineas and fire pits.

The counties under the ban are Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Geary, Greenwood, Johnson, Lyon, Marion, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Sedgwick, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte.

No new burn permits will be issued and all previously issued burn permits will be suspended until at least May 1. Live fire training also is suspended.

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