Burn ban in effect for Oklahoma County | News
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to prohibit all outdoor burning in Oklahoma County.
The burn ban makes it 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 land fire.
It does not prohibit use of charcoal, gas, or other approved outdoor cooking appliances.
Violating the burn ban is punishable with a fine up to $500 and up to a year in prison.
There is one exception, outdoor cooking in approved cooking appliances is permissible with due caution.
The burn ban is in effect for 30 days.