Governor Henry, noting that there was a heck of a lot of snow last week, has canceled the burn ban for the four counties where it was still in effect.
This is not to say that we’re permanently off the hook:
“Oklahomans must still use common sense when they are involved with any type of outdoor burning,” said Gov. Henry. “If conditions merit in the weeks and months to come, I will not hesitate to reinstate the burn ban to protect lives and property in our state.”
And it’s not like we’re out of the drought or anything: we’re still running 20-25 percent below normal on rainfall here in the middle of the state, and other areas aren’t doing even that well.