BURN BAN: Oklahoma counties under burn ban for extreme fire danger

Posted on: 1:49 pm, January 21, 2014, by , updated on: 03:06pm, April 13, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY -  High winds and warming temperatures are forcing fire danger into the extreme category.

A few Oklahoma counties have reinstated burn bans.

Counties under 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)

How to help protect your home during high fire danger

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.

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