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March 23, 2011

Pawnee County enacts burn ban

STILLWATER, Okla. — Pawnee County commissioners enacted a 30-day burn ban Tuesday.

Gas grills are OK to use during the ban, but charcoal grills are not, Commissioner Dale Carter said.

Commissioners did not approve any exceptions to the ban, Carter said.

The ban is set to expire in 30 days, but it could be called off sooner if the county gets some rain this weekend, he said.

Violating a burn ban is a misdemeanor punishable by up to $500 in fines and up to one year imprisonment.

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