The Latimer County Board of County Commissioners made the LATIMER COUNTY-WIDE Burn Ban effective December 11, 2017 for a period not to exceed 7 days. The drought will be evaluated again on Monday, 18 December, and if extreme fire danger conditions persist, subsequent resolutions may be passed to extend the Burn Ban. This Burn Ban may be removed at any time during the 7 day period by the same method by which is was approved.
o For Equipment related to Road Construction Projects: Equipment which uses propane or other controlled type burners is generally regarded as SAFE; however, it would be prudent to have a water pumper on standby any time this Equipment is used near a grassy right of way.
o Welding/Cutting Torch/Grinding Activities: When conducting over a non-combustible surface of at least 10' by 10' and when welding blankets or screen are used to cover flammable vegetation; and a. wind speeds must be less than 20mph; and b. a fire watch, other than the welder, is posed at the welding/cutting torch site with pressurized water or fire extinguisher.
o Campfires and Outdoor Cooking: Outdoor campfires or bonfires are PROHIBITED. LPG and natural gas and charcoal-fired cooking outside in a grilling receptacle are PERMITTED provided that the activity is conducted over a non-flammable surface and at least 5' from flammable vegetation.