Red flag warning, burn ban in effect today

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A red flag warning will be in effect today from noon until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Residents are asked not to do any outdoor burning, as winds will be about  15 to 20 mph this afternoon, gusting to 30 mph.

Relative humidity values will be between 20 to 30 percent.

The combination of winds and low humidity mean there is an elevated fire risk in the region, according to the weather service.

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department said there is a temporary open burn ban today because of the strong winds and continuing dry conditions.

The ban will be in effect until further notice, according to a statement from the Fire Department.

No new burn permits will be issued at this time.

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