NEBRASKA CITY – Area burn permits are the cause of the smoky haze over most of Nebraska City Friday evening.

Several burn permits are issued for the the area today, following two days of no burn orders.

The Nebraska City Airport reports visibility of five miles at 6:30 p.m. down from 10 miles at 5 p.m.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported in March that the Flint Hills burning season has begun in Kansas and Oklahoma.

The state of Kansas provides  information for smoke advisory system conducted by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and other agencies.

The evening of April 10 and 11, an air quality warning was issued for Southeast and South Central Nebraska. The air quality was rated at moderate to unhealthy.