(SEDGWICK CO., Kan.) — Dry and windy conditions put the fire index in the high category today.
Sedgwick County officials say the fall season is bringing unusual fire danger readings, because temperatures are staying warmer and dryer than what we're used to seeing this time of year.
Wind gusts are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph and humidity will drop below 25 percent.
The conditions make it easy for fires to start and spread.
Sedgwick County Fire Marshal Tim Millspaugh discourages all outdoor burning; any outdoor grinding, cutting or welding of metal and not throwing cigarettes from cars.