BURN BAN: Oklahoma counties under burn ban for extreme fire danger
OKLAHOMA CITY - High winds and warming temperatures are forcing fire danger into the extreme category.
A few Oklahoma counties have reinstated burn bans.
- Alfalfa County (through 4-28-14)
- Cimarron County (through 4-28-14)
- Craig County (through 4-013-14)
- Custer County (through 4-28-14)
- Roger Mills County (through 4-28-14)
The Oklahoma Forestry Service is reminding Oklahomans to be vigilant:
- Precautions should be taken with any outdoor activity that could spark a blaze.
- Report any smoke or fire to the closest fire department immediately.
- Do not drive on a flat tire or drag chains or wires along pavement.
Fire officials said burning without a permit during a burn ban could result in fines from $177 to $1,200.