From the City of Kearney:
The National Weather Service shows Buffalo County in an Extreme Fire and Hazardous Weather Conditions category.
Open burning shall be prohibited within the Suburban Fire Protection District #1 until we have received a sizable amount of moisture.
As always, when working with ignition sources such as welders and torches, be aware of the surrounding area.
From the City of Grand Island:
The City of Grand Island Fire Department reminds citizens conditions are favorable for extreme fire danger as recent weather conditions have been dry and windy.
At this time the city of Grand Island is in a burn ban which means no open burning is permitted.
The next designated open burn period will be Sunday, April 15 through Saturday, April 28, as set by the Grand Island City Council. The open burn periods will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
A burn permit will be required and can be obtained by going to the fire administration suite located upstairs in City Hall, 100 E. First St., starting on Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 27, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.
The Yard Waste Site, which is located north of the Transfer Station at 5050 W. Old Potash Highway, accepts disposal of tree limbs, branches, grass and leaves for free.
Residents may also dispose of these same items for free whenever the Yard Waste Site is closed for operation by checking in with the scale clerk at the main gate of the Transfer Station.