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Burn ban issued for western half of Oklahoma

 

February 7, 2018

Gov. Mary Fallin has issued a burn ban for the western part of Oklahoma (darkest area) beginning Jan. 30. Lighter shaded counties are under county burn bans. See the most recent information at www.forestry.ok.gov.

On Jan. 30, Gov. Mary Fallin issued a proclamation declaring a burn ban for the western part of Oklahoma.

Nothing in these guidelines relieves an individual from responsibility for his or her actions. If the use of fire in contracting, welding, cooking, or for any other purpose results in a wildfire, the individual conducting such activity is responsible for the immediate suppression of the fire, and for damages that might occur from such fire.

As is broadly defined in O.S. Title 2, Article 16, Section 16-26, the term “unlawful burning” is applied to both land cover and point sources s...



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