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State burn ban to expire next week

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._Governor Mary Fallin announced Thursday the burn ban that was issued for 36 counties on May 5 will be allowed to expire next week.

The governor said in a release that she does not expect to renew the burn ban for any county, but said county commissioners should issue a ban for their county if they believe it is appropriate.

Many areas remain in extreme drought and all 77 county commissioners have authority to declare countywide burn bans should conditions warrant.

Fallin said recent rains helped mitigate the danger of wildfires and brought good news for some farmers and ranchers and lakeside communities, but urges residents to remain vigilant against wildfire risks.

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