Portions of Kansas have already been under a Red Flag Warning this year. What exactly does that mean? How is that different from a Fire Weather Watch? Read about these two designations in this article.
Large fires have already occurred in Kanss this fall. However, the official start of Kansas fire season is typically considered a few days following the first freeze. The beginning of this week (Oct.16-17) featured the first freeze statewide and most of the vegetation/fuels are now available. There are some factors to consider about the upcoming fire season in Kansas.
The prescribed burning season in Kansas has started. This article discusses reasons for conducting a prescribed burn and ways to have a safe and successful prescribed burn when much of the state in a heightened state for wildfires. There are also some online tools and resources that will be useful when planning a prescribed burn.