Associated Press reports Gov. Fallin has lifted burn bans in half of the 14 counties where they have been in place due to extreme fire conditions.

Yesterday Fallin said that recent rainfall has had a positive impact on some parched areas of the state, but the drought continues in northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Fallin modified the burn ban on the recommendation of Oklahoma Forestry Services.

Wildfires scorched large areas of western Oklahoma last month, including one that burned about 448 square miles in the state.