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Woods County commissioners implement burn ban


January 31, 2018

After a couple of large grassland fires last week, the Woods County commissioners instituted a two-week burn ban Monday. The burn ban continuance possibility will be placed on the agenda each week.

Previously, the commissioners had not implemented a burn ban because no fire chief in the county had asked for one. That is usually the starting point in voting a burn ban. One of the commissioners, Randy McMurphy, commented, “I've been reluctant to do this because I'm not sure we've ever stopped a fire.”

The state parks in the county will be responsible for determining if they want to permit...

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