Gov. Mary Fallin issued a burn ban yesterday for much of the western half of the state including Kay county, because of extreme weather conditions and extraordinary fire danger. The burn ban is effective immediately.
The governor’s burn ban supersedes any county burn bans currently in place. It expires at midnight on Feb. 16. Additionally, four counties in eastern Oklahoma remain under county commissioner-issued bans.
Unlawful activities under the ban include campfires, bonfires, and setting fire to any forest, grass, woods, wildlands or marshes, as well as igniting fireworks, burning trash or other materials outdoors.
Any fire resulting from grilling or use of an outdoor cooker or stove is still considered an illegal fire.