The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners instituted an Emergency County-Burn Ban effective immediately for 30 days.
The edict makes virtually any outdoor burning subject to a fine or jail time.
“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 material that may cause a forest, grass, crop or other wildland fire.”
Enforcement of the ban may be carried out by any law enforcement and could bring a misdeamenor charge, a fine of up to $500 and up to one year in the county jail.
The exception is outdoor cooking in approved cooking appliances “with due caution.”