Roger County Commissions institute 7 day (Resolution 2012-072) Burn Ban starting today. Gas and charcoal grills with no open exposed flames and hooded cooking area are allowed.
Based on Oklahoma law, the ban makes it unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands, to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other material that could cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands fire in Rogers County.
Outdoor grilling and welding with fire watch are permitted.
Commissioners voted unanimously to declare the burn ban based on documented concurrence from the majority of municipal and certified rural fire department chiefs.
Failure to observe this ban may result in criminal prosecution under O.S. Title 2 Article 16 § 26, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.