WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Wichita Fire Department has lifted the burn ban in Wichita.

After a weekend of brush fires across Kansas, the WFD has lifted the burn ban in the city limits of Wichita.


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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Sedgwick County Fire District 1 has implemented a burn ban for the entire county effective immediately. 

The county said in a news release that no outdoor burning is allowed. This includes open burning, chimeneas, fire pits and other outdoor fireplaces. It does not include barbecue grills. 

Active burn permits will be suspended and no new burn permits will be issued.

"This ban is necessary because of the extremely dry conditions accompanied by higher-than-normal temperatures, low humidity and typical windy conditions," the release said. "Should a grass fire occur, it will likely spread quickly, posing additional challenges for the fire services in our area."

The ban will continue until conditions improve significantly. First District 1 will evaluate the status of fire weather weekly. 

"Violations of the burn ban will be taken seriously and violators could be cited for non-compliance," the county said. "Please contact your local fire department with questions, concerns and/or to learn more about preventing a wildland fire near your home."

The Grassland Fire Danger Index for Wichita can be found here. Click here to see Kansas drought information.