fire en Tips For Keeping Safe From Holiday Fires <p>The Wichita Fire Department reminds residents to be aware of potential fire hazards with Christmas trees and decorative lighting during this holiday season. Last week, a candle fire in south Wichita damaged a home and claimed the life of a family pet.</p><p>Bob Thompson is the Wichita Fire Department's Chief Prevention Officer, he says the candle was burning too close to a Christmas tree.</p><p>"As a result, the tree was ignited by the candle, the family was displaced and they lost a pet," he says.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:54:12 +0000 Carla Eckels 9873 at Tips For Keeping Safe From Holiday Fires Top Morning News 12.14.12 <p><em>&nbsp;Date for the governor's State of the State address is set; Koch Industries announces large expansion; Fire safety reminders during the holiday season.</em></p><p><strong>Brownback&nbsp;To Deliver State Of The State Jan. 15</strong></p><p>Governor Sam Brownback has chosen January 15 as the date to deliver his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature.&nbsp;Brownback will outline his legislative agenda for 2013 one day after lawmakers begin the annual session.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:30:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9875 at Top Morning News 12.14.12 Wichita Issues Burn Ban (UPDATED) <p>UPDATE:</p><p>The Sedgwick County Fire Department has lifted the temporary ban on open burning effective Monday.</p><p>Should ozone levels become elevated again, a ban may be reinstated by recommendation of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the city of Wichita&rsquo;s Environmental Services office.</p><hr /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On Friday the Wichita Fire Department announced an immediate burn ban on all current burn permits issued in the city limits of Wichita.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:43:33 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 1679 at Wichita Issues Burn Ban (UPDATED)