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Governor’s Burn Ban Lifted 

November 3, 2011

The Governor’s Burn Ban, which was still in effect for 14 Oklahoma counties was lifted, effective Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. Waiting until Tuesday allows county commissioners time to assess local conditions and meet to consider the needs of implementing a burn ban in their county.
 
Oklahomans are encouraged to remain cautious with campfires, debris burning, outdoor cooking, welding and other activities that include an open flame.
 
“Even with the rains we have received, extreme drought continues for most counties in Oklahoma,” said State Forester George Geissler. “Everyone should be weather aware and consider the conditions before they do any activity which could spark a wildfire.”
 
Visit www.forestry.ok.gov for the latest information on county burn bans or call Michelle Finch-Walker at Oklahoma Forestry Services 580-236-1021.

 

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