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Commissioners Issue 30-Day Burn Ban for Grady County

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The resolution lists exceptions and precautionary The resolution lists exceptions and precautionary
GRADY COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Grady County Board of County Commissioners applied a 30-day burn ban to Grady County Tuesday morning.

The resolution states "it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other material that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop, or other wild lands fire."

The following exceptions and precautionary measures should be applied to equipment related to road construction projects; welding, cutting torch, and grinding activities; and campfire and outdoor cooking:

  • When using equipment which requires propane, have a water pumper on standby when equipment is near grass.
  • When conducted over a non-combustible surface of at least 10x10 feet and when welding blankets or screens are used to cover flammable vegetation.
  • Wind speeds are less than 20 mph.
  • A second worker is posted at the site to watch the fire with pressurized water or fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Outdoor campfires or bonfires are prohibited.
  • LPG, natural gas grills and charcoal-fired cooking outside in a grilling receptacle are permitted if it is conducted over a non-flammable surface and five feet from flammable vegetation.

Violation of this resolution could result in a misdemeanor, be subject to a fine up to $500, up to one year imprisonment, or both the fine and imprisonment.

If fire danger persists, additional resolutions may be passed.

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