More counties removed from Oklahoma governor's burn ban
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Friday, September 28, 2012
9/28/12 at 3:27 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has removed another 22 counties from state-issued burn bans.
The governor's office said Thursday that 33 counties were still under state burn bans and three remained under county burn bans.
Fallin said the long-term forecast shows continued drought conditions but that the wildfire risk has lessened because of recent rain.
The counties that will remain under the governor's burn ban are: Beaver, Bryan, Carter, Cimarron, Comanche, Cotton, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Haskell, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, Love, Marshall, Murray, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Washita, Woods and Woodward.
County Commissioner bans are in effect for Creek, McClain and Pittsburg counties.
Tulsa County commissioners lifted the county's ban on Monday. Tulsa County was one of 22 counties removed from the statewide burn ban Sept. 17, but the county burn ban had remained in effect until this week.
For more information on state burn bans, visit tulsaworld.com/burnban.
Map courtesy of Oklahoma Forestry Services