Governor Mary Fallin Monday issued an executive proclamation that declares a burn ban for 36 counties, mostly in western and south-central Oklahoma. She also declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties because of wildfires that began Sunday. "My thanks go out to the firefighters and first responders who have been battling wildfires in several areas of the state," she said. "The emergency declaration allows state agencies to acquire resources that can aid in that firefighting effort." Counties under the ban are: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, McClain, Noble, Oklahoma, Payne, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Texas, Tillman, Washita, Woods and Woodward.