According to LeFlore County Emergency Management, "Fire danger for today [Thursday] is extremely high. LeFlore County is under a burn ban. All outdoor burning is prohibited."
Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson warned anyone caught burning faces up to a $500 fine and the possibility of one year in jail.
Davidson said violators cam also be found responsible for any costs involved with fire extinguishment and restitution for any damages to property.
The Sheriff's Department and local law enforcement agencies have advised they will be enforcing the burn ban and citations may be issued.
Outdoor burning should be refrained from while fire conditions remain high.