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...