WHEREAS, the Delaware County Board of County Commissioners pursuant to the authority granted to the Board by §16-26.B of Title 2 of the Oklahoma Statutes, do hereby proclaim that extreme fire danger exists in Delaware County. This situation (as defined in §16.26.B.1a-d of Title 2, O.S.) has been verified by a majority of the County’s Fire Chiefs or their designated authorized agent.
WHEREAS, by virtue of this resolution, it is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop, or other wildlands or to build a campfire or bonfire or to burn rubbish or materials that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wildland fire. All outdoor burning in progress at the time of the passage of this resolution is ordered to be fully extinguished immediately by the property owner or his/her designate. Controlled burns or other activities stated herein which have occurred prior to the passage of this resolution and are ongoing at the time of the passage of this resolution shall not be a defense violation of this resolution.
WHEREAS, any law enforcement officer of the State of Oklahoma may carry out the enforcement of this resolution. Any person convicted of violating this resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), to imprisonment of not more than one (1) year, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Delaware County Board of Commissioners made this COUNTY WIDE BURN BAN effective at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2022 until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and may be extended for a total of fourteen (14) consecutive days from the date of passage by the Board of County Commissioners. If extreme fire danger conditions persist, subsequent resolutions may be passed. This Burn Ban may be removed at any time by the same method by which it was approved and may be overridden at any time by a lawfully-declared Burn Ban by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma.