(SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan.) — In hopes of helping the air quality, a temporary burn ban has been placed in Sedgwick County, and several other Kansas counties, during the month of April.
The Rules and Regulations Subcommittee of the Kansas Legislature approved the temporary ban this month.
Rangeland, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and trash barrel burns will still be allowed. Brush pile burns, firefighter training, lagoon burns and other similar small open burns will not be allowed.The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be able to grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
April was designated as the restriction month because much of the rangeland in Kansas and this region of the country is burned during this time.
As always, burn permits for burning in Sedgwick County will be issued by the Sedgwick County Fire Department. Those with questions are asked to call the Sedgwick County Environmental Resources at 316-660-7200.