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Kingfisher County Is Now Under A Burn Ban

Kingfisher Co. Commissioners voted Monday, July 23, 2012 to place the county under a burn ban for 30 days (August 20th).  The resolution prohibits any person to purposefully set fire or to ignite material such as fireworks, campfires, bonfires or fires to burn trash and debris, vegetation, forest or grass range.   The only exceptions to this are outdoor grilling on cookers with no exposed flames and must have a hood covering the cooking area, and cutting and welding operations may be approved with spotters only.

Local, County and State law enforcement officers will be enforcing this resolution.  Any person convicted of violating this resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500), to imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

For more information on the State burn ban situation visit http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information/ . 

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