Some burning banned in April

An emergency bill passed last week by the Kansas Legislature will mean certain types of burning will be banned in Sedgwick County next month.

Not allowed will be burning such as yard waste or construction debris.

April is when ranchers burn grassland in the Flint Hills. The county’s ozone levels are typically high in April because of the fires, smoke from which has traveled as far as the Atlantic Ocean, officials say.

Burning of pasture land and for agricultural reasons still will be allowed as well for trash for landowners who have at least five acres.

Sedgwick County commissioners discussed ozone issues this morning at their meeting.