New: Governor burn ban lifted; See if your county is still under a burn ban

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Hoping to burn or cook out for Father’s Day? You’re in luck!

The burn ban issued by Governor Mary Fallin on May 5 covering 36 counties is set to expire this coming Wednesday, June 4.

Due to the significant rain fall received in some areas of the state over the last week, the governor does not expect to renew that burn ban for any county.

However, many areas of the state remain in conditions of extreme drought .

County Commissioners in all 77 counties have the authority to declare countywide burn bans should conditions warrant.

“Thankfully, many parts of Oklahoma have received rain over the last several days,” Fallin said. “That helps to mitigate the danger of wildfires and is certainly good news for our farmers and ranchers as well as our lakeside communities.

Citizens are urged to check with local officials or visit the Oklahoma Forestry’s website to see if county burn bans have been enacted before doing any type of burning.