Local & Regional
8:52 am
Sat October 15, 2011

Burn Ban Tweaked

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin to modify burn ban for 14 Okla. counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Recent rainfall across much of Oklahoma has prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to modify a burn ban affecting much of the state.

The governor's office said yesterday that 14 counties will remain under a burn ban once the changes take effect on Tuesday. The counties are Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Bryan, Choctaw, Cimarron, Coal, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, McCurtain, Pushmataha, Texas, and Tillman.

The governor's burn ban currently covers 28 Oklahoma counties in the southern part of the state and the Oklahoma Panhandle Additional burn bans imposed by county commissioners are in effect in four other counties.

Unlawful activities include open flames, campfires, bonfires and burning trash, grass, woods or other materials outdoors. Gas and charcoal grilling is allowed provided it is over a nonflammable surface and at least five feet from vegetation.