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Sunday, 05 March 2017 19:58

Public Notice: Burn Ban Still in Effect in Okmulgee County

Okmulgee County Emergency Management is urging everyone in the county to be aware that critical fire weather continues be a danger all across the area this weekend.

THERE IS A BURN BAN IN OKMULGEE COUNTY.

County fire crews have responded to more than a half dozen grass fires, several of which were near homes and all were man caused.

Under this burn ban in Okmulgee County it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop, or other wildlands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other materials that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands fire.

Any person convicted of violating this burn during a ban is subject a fine of not more than $500, to imprisonment for not more than one year imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment.

Thank you,  OKMULGEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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