This past Friday, August 3rd, Governor Mary Fallin issued a statewide burn ban in Oklahoma. The statewide burn ban supersedes all county burn bans already in effect.
As record heat temperatures fall by the day along with extended drought and high winds, Oklahoma has become a tinder box.
Thousands of people each summer seek the outdoor resources of Oklahoma in search of camping, fishing, swimming, along with hiking and wildlife watching opportunities. Those going to the outdoors are asked to report any and all signs of fires. All forms of fire in the outdoors are now prohibited.
Currently there are a number of wildfires stretching across the central part of Oklahoma and hundreds of homes and structures have been lost.