Southern Okla. counties extend burn ban

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 12:12 pm
By: News 9

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) -- With dry conditions expected to continue, commissioners in two southern Oklahoma counties have approved extending countywide burn bans.

   Commissioners in Carter and Murray counties on Monday approved extending seven-day burn bans for another week.

   Both counties plan to renew the ban each week until the area receives significant rainfall.

   The ban prohibits most outdoor burning, including campfires and bonfires. Some construction-related welding and propane use is allowed, but certain guidelines must be met.

   Violators of the ban may be subject to a fine or imprisonment.