OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Oklahoma County is now under a burn ban. On Thursday, the Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to enact the ban, which prohibits all outdoor burning within Oklahoma County.

Under the ban, it is illegal to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands. Building a campfire, bonfire, trash or other material that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wild land fire is also prohibited.

There is one exception. Using charcoal, gas or other approved outdoor cooking appliances is allowed. However, caution is strongly advised.

Anyone convicted of violating the burn ban faces a $500.00 fine and up to one year in jail

The ban will remain in effect for 30 days.