Burn ban issued for unincorporated areas of county

The Board of Johnson County Commissioners has issued a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of Johnson County, effective immediately.

A press release announcing the ban cites "excessively dry conditions" as the reason for the burn ban. The ban not only suspends the issuance of any new burning permits but suspends all existing permits until the ban is lifted.

The ban is in effect until further notice.

A burn ban has been in effect for the Northwest Consolidated Fire District since Monday, Oct. 3.

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