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Burn ban issued for McClain County

Goldsby Mayor declares water shortage emergency


McClain County Commisssioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to issue a county-wide burn ban effective immediattely.

The burn ban is for up to 14 days, according to the proclamation.

Goldsby Mayor Mike Herrin has declared a water shortage emergency and has ordered extensive water restrictions.

The complete list of requirements can be found on page 10A of this week’s Purcell Register in a public notice.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging Oklahomans to use an abundance of caution with fire.

Elevated fire danger will be in place across most of the state through the weekend. High temperatures will again be above normal and when combined with ongoing dry conditions, elevated fire danger is firmly in place. It has been weeks since most areas in the state have seen measurable rainfall.

“Above normal temperatures and a lack of rain mean wildland fuel dryness is concerning,” said State Forester Mark Goeller. “Oklahoma Forestry Services is closely monitoring the weather forecasts. In the meantime, we are urging our fellow Oklahomans to be very careful with any activity that may spark a wildfire.”

Four other Oklahoma Counties are currently under burn bans including Garvin County.

County burn bans may mean that some recreational fires, including campfires, are not allowed. Please check the updated OFS Burn Ban map on our website for the latest information.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is the state’s lead wildland firefighting agency. Visit forestry.ok.gov for the latest fire information and county burn ban resolutions


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