County amends burning rules Monday

By Nick Gosnell
March 26, 2014

The McPherson County Commission amended its rules on burning in McPherson County on Monday. The major change is that now open burning will not be allowed 6 hrs. prior to the start of a forecasted “Red Flag Warning” or 6 hrs. after the completion of the warning for McPherson County.

As a practical matter, that means that if a Red Flag Warning is issued for Noon to 7 p.m. as it is on March 26, there is no burning allowed from 6 a.m. that morning until 1 a.m. the next day.

In effect, it means that there is no burning on a day when a red flag warning is forecast, not just during the duration of the warning itself.