The danger of grass fires was said to be very high Thursday in Leavenworth County.

The danger of grass fires was said to be very high Thursday in Leavenworth County.

And area residents may continue to see elevated risk levels of fire in coming days.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the typical grass fire season for Leavenworth County begins during the last week of January and continues until about the second week of April.

By Thursday afternoon, Magaha said he knew of only one grass fire that had been reported in Leavenworth County.

“People are being cautious and we appreciate that,” he said.

Because of a critical fire danger, a red flag warning was issued in counties to the west of Leavenworth County on Thursday.

Leavenworth County was not under a red flag warning, but burn permits were not being issued for unincorporated areas.

Magaha said the fire danger probably will remain high today in the county.

He said area residents need to monitor conditions on a daily basis and check with local cities and the county to see if burn permits are being issued.

For unincorporated areas of the county, the status of burn permits can be found on the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office website, www.lvsheriff.org

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