Oklahoma County Burn Ban Lifted Due To Recent Rains

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 3:57 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma County has lifted its county-wide burn ban due to the recent and much-needed rain in central Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City Fire Marshal warned although the county burn ban has been lifted, it is still illegal to burn without a permit.  Those who want to conduct controlled burns need to contact the Oklahoma City Fire Marshal's office to obtain guidelines and a burn permit.  Contact the office during regular business hours at (405) 297-3584.

The recent rains have also allowed several counties to lift their burn bans, including Cleveland, Canadian, McClain and Grady counties.

Burn bans are still in effect in several counties in western Oklahoma.

For a complete list of county-wide burn bans, visit the Oklahoma Forestry Services website.