Burn bans are now determined daily. The Rangeland Fire Index is published daily online or individuals can call 785-832-5394 - the Douglas County Burn Hotline - after 8AM each morning.
Burning is strictly prohibited on days where the Rangeland Fire Index is measured at Very High or Extreme. A local determination may be made based upon the following variables:
Douglas County has a burn hotline for those wishing to burn. Call 785-832-5394 to hear the current burn status and to record your burn with the Douglas County Dispatch Center (as required by the resolution).
Be prepared to share the following information when logging your burn:
Allowed open burning in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County is limited to the following:
*DCR-Douglas County Resolution
Always make sure you follow Kansas statutes and regulations regarding burning! They are found under: K.A.R. 28-19-645, K.A.R. 28-19-647 and K.A.R. 28-19-648 (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-3005 and K.S.A. 65-3010).
You can review the entire County Resolution on Open Burning. A general violation of open burning policy will result in a Class C misdemeanor or a Class A misdemeanor during a burn ban, in accordance with K.S.A 48-939.