County officials: Burn permits required

Leavenworth Times – March 26, 2014

With extremely dry conditions lately and more expected in coming weeks, area fire departments are asking residents throughout Leavenworth County not to burn materials, county officials stated in a news release.

Pasture ground is greening up every so slowly. Understanding some prescribed burning needs to take place in a contracted time for area farmers, county officials asks everyone pay close attention to the weather and what changes are in store for the hours and days ahead of your burn.

There has been a number of large grass fires throughout the county that has erupted from fires that were to be under control but weather changed and caused the fire to get out of control quickly, causing extensive property loss. Residents must obtain a burn permit daily for a prescribed burn or any burning of any kind in Leavenworth County.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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