County-wide burn ban extended by BOCC

The Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) extended the county-wide burn ban for another two weeks.

The ban is extended until Jan. 28. At that time or before, Commissioners could decide to cancel or extend the ban.

By state statue, the burn ban can only be issued by commissioners up to 14 days.

As of Thursday, Logan County remained in a severe drought, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.

Logan County Emergency Manager Steven Haga said all but one fire chief (12 of 13) in the county agreed to the ban.

With the county ban, it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to bum trash or other material that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop, or other wild lands fire.

The City of Guthrie also remains in a burn ban. Related article: Burn ban in place within city limits

There are exceptions to the burn ban.

For more on those guidelines click here.

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