Friday, February 21, 2014

Burn Ban Effective Immediately

A burn ban, effective immediately, was issued Thursday morning by Sequoyah County Commission- ers.  The burn ban will remain in place for thirty days or until lifted by the commissioners.  Steve Carter, District 2 Commissioner, said the ban was implemented due to the dry weather and high winds.

Almost as soon as the burn ban was announced a wildfire in Muldrow, burning over an acre field and round hay bales, resulted in both the Muldrow and Roland Fire Departments being dispatched.  They were still fighting the wildfire at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.  The fire was reported to be close to a house and shed.

On Wednesday night, a wildfire near Liberty, north of Roland, was fought for about two hours and ex- tinguished by the Liberty and Roland Fire Departments.  On Tuesday, Oklahoma Forestry personnel and firefighters with the Redland, Muldrow, Roland and Brent Fire Departments battled two blazes that burned about sixty acres.

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