Burn ban in effect this April

In April, the State of Kansas regulates burning in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties along with some Missouri counties. The ban aims to decrease smoke levels during the burning of grass and pasture lands in the western part of the state throughout April.

During April, Kansas regulations:

  • Prohibit the burning of non-pasture (un-grazed) grasslands.
  • Suspend existing burn permits, unless they meet KDHE requirements.
  • Allows cooking and recreational fires 3’x2’ or smaller.

The Overland Park Fire Department asks that residents voluntarily refrain from any burning on days when the weather poses danger of rapid fire spread.

Learn more about burn regulations at jocogov.org.