A burn ban was issued for Sequoyah County by county commissioners Monday morning.
The ban will be effective for eight days or until cancelled, said Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management director. The commissioners will revisit the issue next Monday.
Rutherford said the county’s fire chiefs asked for the burn ban after fighting grass fires over the weekend.
“Even though we had rain last week, the wind picked up and it dried out fast,” Rutherford said.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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