Friday, October 28, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced today that the Governor’s Burn Ban currently in effect for 14 Oklahoma counties will be lifted effective Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. Waiting until Tuesday allows county commissioners time to assess local conditions and meet to consider the need to implement a burn ban in their county.
“With cooler temperatures and higher humidity we are seeing a lower occurrence of wildfire,” said Governor Fallin. “These factors combined with recent precipitation across the state allow the ban to be lifted.”
Oklahomans are encouraged to remain cautious with campfires, debris burning, outdoor cooking, welding and other activities that include an open flame.
“Even with the rains we have received, extreme drought continues for most counties in Oklahoma,” said State Forester George Geissler. “Everyone should be weather aware and consider the conditions before they do any activity which could spark a wildfire.
Marshall County remains under a County Commissioners burn ban at this time. The ban is scheduled to expire on November 7.
Visit www.forestry.ok.gov for the latest information on county burn bans or call Michelle Finch-Walker at Oklahoma Forestry Services 580-236-1021.