EDMOND, Okla. — With a statewide burn ban in effect, those out at Arcadia Lake took a few extra precautions before sparking up the grill.
Apollo Wilson was one of many people out barbecuing by the lake on Labor Day.
“We are not in danger of any fires,” Wilson said. “We took the necessary precautions, you know? All our fires are contained. This is a smoke box, which is closed up so no flames jump.”
Edmond Police patrolled the lake and monitored all the campsites.
Signs posted outside the lake entrances warned people about the burn ban.
“If they have a cooker that uses propane or something they brought out, they can cook their food for the day but any open fires are strictly forbidden,” Edmond police Officer Sean Bryant said.
Police informed campers that they are not allowed to use the fire pits.
According to the Oklahoma Forestry Services’ website, outdoor campfires or bonfires are prohibited.