Oklahoma Burn Bans

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Current Oklahoma Burn Bans

Burn bans are based upon not only the immediate predicted weather conditions but also the long-term weather forecast, the condition of the wildland fuels, current fire behavior, and fire occurrences. There are county-issued burn bans and Governor-proclaimed burn bans. A Governor proclaimed burn ban supersedes county burn bans. Governor burn bans may be issued for groups of counties, or for all counties. Burn Ban Guidelines PDF
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Oklahoma Burn Ban Law

The 2008 Legislature passed and Governor Brad Henry signed into law Senate Bill 1816 that authorizes Boards of County Commissioners to enact a ban on outdoor burning at the county level. Forestry Services has developed these guidelines to help county commissioners comply with the law and to assure proper communication of Board actions that might result.