Governor Burn Ban Changes Today

Governor Burn Ban Changes Today

Governor Fallin has modified the burn ban to cover 28 counties. The Governor Burn Ban is in effect for Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Cimarron, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kiowa, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, Murray, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, and Washita Counties.

Additionally, county burn bans are in effect in Caddo, Custer, Latimer and Osage counties. For a current map of all burn bans and guidelines on allowed activities citizens should visit www.forestry.ok.gov or check with local officials.

Though many counties are not covered by burn bans, conditions are still very dry and Oklahomans are urged to be very cautious with activities that could spark a wildfire such as grilling, campfires or any other outdoor burning. Oklahoma Forestry Services asks you to report any suspicious smoke or fire immediately to your nearest fire department immediately.

For the current map and guidelines visit www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information. For more information contact Michelle Finch-Walker, OFS Communications Specialist at 580-236-1021.