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Dry conditions prompt Ardmore burn ban

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- The City of Ardmore is now under a burn ban until further notice.

A lack of rain over the last few months has led to the Ardmore Fire Department calling for the restrictions.

While residents can still barbecue, any grill must have a cover and be operated on a fireproof surface like concrete.

Fire department training officer Jason Woydziak said the absence of precipitation is not the only cause of wildfires.

"You can start seeing the tall grass is starting to turn brown, which makes it much more susceptible to large out-of-control wildfires," he sad.

The fire ban will remain in effect until further notice. Violators face a fine up to $200.

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