Burn Bans

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 8:51 pm
By: News On 6

During the summer months in Oklahoma it is not uncommon for the governor to issue a burn ban. When temperatures are high and the humidity is low a strong wind can turn even a small spark into a massive grass fire. During a burn ban all outdoor fires, including the barbeque grill, are prohibited. And if the danger is high enough even camp fires in a fire pit can be off limits.

Burn bans are generally called during the summer and can last for several months, even into the fall.

For more information on burn bans, and other weather information, visit our extended weather section at www.kotv.com.