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July 6, 2012

Burn ban possible?

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County firefighters have battled a number of grass fires in recent days, including one in the Woodall area Wednesday that covered the area in smoke.

County commissioners said Thursday that they haven’t discussed a burn ban for the county, and haven’t received a flood of requests from local fire departments for such a ban. If the area doesn’t receive measurable rainfall within the next week or so, a ban may be considered, commissioners said.

Six Oklahoma counties, including Adair and Sequoyah counties, are under county-mandated burn bans.

 

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