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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:45

Firefighters work to extinguish a flare up on Monday in Guthrie, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state emergency across Oklahoma after several wildfires broke out across the state, including a blaze north of Oklahoma City that destroyed at least a half dozen homes and left one man dead. AP photo/Nick Oxford

 

Fallin declares Okla. wildfire state of emergency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state emergency across Oklahoma after several wildfires broke out across the state, including a blaze north of Oklahoma City that destroyed at least a half dozen homes and left one man dead.

Fallin also on Monday issued an executive proclamation for a burn ban in 36 counties for about the western half of the state.

Besides a massive wildfire that burned nearly four square miles in Logan County on Sunday, other blazes have been reported near the communities of Altus, Jennings, Seiling, Stillwater and Woodward.

Fallin says her emergency declaration will expedite the delivery of resources to local communities.

The burn ban prohibits any outdoor burning or the use of fireworks in the listed counties.

 

Beaver County, Okla., under burn ban

• L&T staff report

 

Turpin, Okla., Fire Chief Gary Riffe issued the following statement earlier today concerning the burn ban, effective immediately, in Beaver County: “The fine is $177 up to $1,200, and could include any damages caused. The ban includes any kind of open flame, no charcoal grilling. You can use a covered, propane grill.”

 

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