Wichita enacts a burn ban

The Wichita Fire Department has issued an immediate burn ban on all open burning permits issued in the Wichita city limits.

Strong winds, lack of moisture, dry grass and weeds have put the Wichita at a very high risk of fires, officials said.

Violators will be issued a citation and their burn permit will be suspended.

Fire officials also urged smokers to use extreme caution by not discarding cigarette butts on the ground or out of car windows.