Oklahoma burn ban map

This map shows the 19 counties currently under a burn ban in the State of Oklahoma. 

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information

A burn ban was not declared at the Grady County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, however, it was up for discussion following several fires this weekend. 

Four grass fires blazed in Grady and Comanche County along the H.E. Bailey Turnpike on Saturday within a span of two hours. 

Neither county is under a burn ban at this time. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported four separate grass fires on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike at mile markers 94, 78, 64 and 49, all westbound in Grady and Comanche County. 

The outside westbound lane was closed at mile marker 94 due to fire trucks on the scene, according to OHP.

Buddy Myers, Grady County Fire Department District Chief, said the fires along mile marker 93 and 78 were likely caused by either a hot brake or a chain causing a spark in the roadway. 

Along mile marker 93, 20 to 25 acres of land were burned and 11 fire units were called due to the rapid spread of the blaze, Myers said. 

At mile marker 78, about 15 acres of land were burned near Chickasha, Brian Zalewski, Chickasha Fire Chief, said. The flames actually traveled to the yards of a housing addition in the area. The Chickasha Fire Department set up anchor points to battle the blaze away from the houses at risk. 

In the southwest portion of Grady County in the Acme area, fires resulted from residents playing with fireworks. This resulted in 60 acres being burned and damage to three small farm sheds, Myers said. 

While no burn ban was declared on Monday morning, the Grady County Commissioners will keep the burn ban on the agenda for the time being. 

At the time of this report, 19 counties in Oklahoma are under a burn ban, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services. 

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