OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Governor Brad Henry has issued a statewide burn ban, citing high winds, dry conditions and a series of recent wildfires.
Henry acted after reviewing weather data and fire conditions
with forestry officials of the Department of Agriculture.
Violation of the ban is a misdemeanor punishable by as much as a
$500 fine and one year in jail.
Under the executive order, outdoor burning is prohibited. Using
charcoal or gas grills is permissible, as is welding if tradesmen
follow state guidelines.
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