Smokey Kansas fumes clogging the area

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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Smell that smoke? The scent of burn in Kansas’ Flint Hills wafted into the Omaha metropolitan area overnight.

Each spring, land owners in northeastern Kansas — from Wichita to Topeka —are allowed to burn off dead grass. According to the National Weather Service in Valley, much of the burning took place Saturday and winds from the south brought the smell to the Omaha area by evening.

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