Pittsburg County and several other area counties are among 22 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties which Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered removed from her statewide burn ban issued earlier this summer.
Also, Pittsburg County commissioners currently have no burn ban in place, according to Judy Cunningham, of the commissioners’ office.
In addition to Pittsburg County, other area counties which Gov. Fallin removed from the burn ban include Hughes, Coal, Atoka and Pushmataha counties.
However, burning is still prohibited by order of the governor in several other Southeastern Oklahoma counties. McIntosh, Latimer, Haskell and LeFlore counties are among the 55 counties where Gov. Fallin’s burn ban remains in place.
The governor’s burn ban had been in effect since Aug. 3. She lifted the burn ban in the 22 affected counties Monday by signing an executive order. She also urged citizens to check with local officials in their respective counties to see if they have a county burn ban before doing any burning.
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