The Overland Park Fire Department has issued an immediate burn ban (Dec. 4, 2017) for Overland Park until further notice.
The ban was lifted Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
Lack of moisture, low humidity and high winds are increasing the danger of a fire quickly spreading.
For this reason, Fire Marshall Mark Sweany is prohibiting open burning until further notice. All issued burn permits are temporarily suspended and recreational fires are prohibited.
Grilling is permissible, however, fire officials urge extreme caution including have a fire extinguisher on hand or a water hose, and constantly monitoring the fire.
Completely extinguish spent coals after cooking.
Improper disposal of smoking materials is always a fire risk, but with these current conditions, a carelessly discarded cigarette may lead to grass or brush fires, or worse. Please completely extinguish spent smoking materials in a metal container with sand or water. Do not flick cigarette butts from your car window!
The Overland Park Fire Department greatly appreciates your cooperation and assistance during this burn ban. Please help us keep people and property safe.