OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Citing recent rainfall, Gov. Brad Henry Wednesday lifted the state's burn ban for all but 20 western Oklahoma counties.
Henry announced the action following a meeting on Wednesday with state agriculture, forestry and emergency management officials.
"The recent rainfall has improved conditions ion many parts of Oklahoma and reduced the fire danger that has plagued our state for many months," Henry said. The governor said he will restore the burn ban if the fire danger increases in the next few weeks.
The ban was lifted for all but the following counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Cimarron, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Major, Texas, Tillman, Washita, Woods and Woodward.