Okmulgee, Okla. -- During last week, Okmulgee county fire departments responded to at least eight wildfires. Do to the warmer than average temperatures, dormant vegetation, windy conditions and the continued threat of wildfire poses to the citizens of the county. The Okmulgee County Commissioners have again issue a seven (7) day Burn Ban for all of Okmulgee County beginning today.
Under this burn ban in Okmulgee County it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop, or other wildlands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other materials that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands fire.
Any person convicted of violating this burn during a ban is subject a fine of not more than $500, to imprisonment for not more than one year imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment.
Even a small spark can turn into a massive life threating wildfire.
If you see a fire immediately dial 9-1-1. If you see hazardous conditions please report them by contacting your local fire department, or the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office 918-756-4311.