OKLAHOMA CITY —
Effective immediately, the City of Oklahoma City will be placed under a burn ban until further notice, according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
All outdoor burning is banned with the exception of outdoor cooking utilizing approved cooking devices manufactured for such use.
Fire officials said elevated temperatures, low humidity, abundant fuel, wind conditions, and dormant vegetation are contributing to high fire danger posing great risk to residents and their property. The ban shall be in effect until such time that extreme fire danger conditions improve in the area.
No new burn permits will be issued by the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Those with existing permits shall not burn until further notice. Permits approved with use of air curtain incinerators are excluded from the ban.