Burn ban http://publicradiotulsa.org en Burn Ban Lifted for Tulsa County http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/burn-ban-lifted-tulsa-county <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">For the first time in several weeks, the burn ban in Tulsa County is <u>not</u> extended. Area Emergency Manager Roger Joliffe says expectations are there will be half an inch or more of rain this week. And he says falling short of meeting fire department criteria is a contributing factor to the removal of the burn ban.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:29:11 +0000 Marshall Stewart 26710 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Burn Ban Lifted for Tulsa County The Tulsa County Burn Ban Continues, Despite Action to Lift the State Ban http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-county-burn-ban-continues-despite-action-lift-state-ban <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The governor lifts the burn ban issued by her office for Tulsa County and several other counties across the state, but you still can’t burn outdoors here. Tulsa County leaders, on advice of area fire department chiefs, are continuing the ban. Deputy Emergency Manager Jamie Ott says despite recent rains, it’s still too dry.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">You may use charcoal, gas, and electric grills but only on non-flammable surfaces. The ban will be re-evaluated on Thursday.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:37:10 +0000 Marshall Stewart 26308 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa County Burn Ban Continues, Despite Action to Lift the State Ban Statewide Burn Ban Modified for Agriculture http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/statewide-burn-ban-modified-agriculture <p>Governor Mary Fallin today announced that exemptions have been added to the statewide burn ban, although the Governor’s Burn Ban continues to remain in effect. The decision was made in consultation with Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and based on existing wildfire fuel conditions and ongoing drought.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:18:33 +0000 KWGS News 25512 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Statewide Burn Ban Modified for Agriculture Burn Ban Now Statewide http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/burn-ban-now-statewide <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; With blistering heat and drought conditions across Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin has issued a statewide burn ban.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Fallin announced the ban Friday. It prohibits outdoor burning in all 77 Oklahoma counties, effective immediately.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The Oklahoma Forestry Service recommended the ban after analyzing fire activities and predictions for the current drought conditions to continue.</span></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:16:44 +0000 Associated Press 23455 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Burn Ban Now Statewide Burn Ban Extended in Tulsa County http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/burn-ban-extended-tulsa-county <p>County Commissioners extended the burn ban in Tulsa County effective immediately until August 6, 2012, at which time Commissioners will consider an additional burn ban.&nbsp; The resolution prohibits outdoor burning in the county including controlled burns and bonfires.</p><p>Emergency management officials have been surveying area fire departments for the last several days.&nbsp; The results, along with the weather forecast determined that conditions were appropriate for a burn ban according to the guidelines for extreme fire dangers set out in state law.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:22:45 +0000 KWGS News 23163 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Burn Ban Extended in Tulsa County Tulsa Burn Ban Extended http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-burn-ban-extended <p>We got some rain, but not enough. In fact, the USDA has now listed the southern half of Tulsa County as being in severe drought conditions.</p><p>Tulsa County leaders polled all the fire chiefs in the county and this morning voted to extend the Tulsa County Burn Ban.</p><p>There have been several, mostly small, grass fires in the area since the ban was implemented on July 6<sup>th</sup>. &nbsp;However, without significant rain, the fire officials were concerned about the possibility of a much larger fire.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:58:05 +0000 KWGS News 22313 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Burn Ban Extended Oklahoma Counties under Burn Ban Grows to 21; Tulsa Included http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-counties-under-burn-ban-grows-21-tulsa-included <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; The number of Oklahoma counties under a county burn ban is growing.</p><div><p>According to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture&#39;s website, 21 counties were under a ban as of late Monday.</p><p>Just before the Independence Day holiday, only two counties &mdash; Beaver and LeFlore &mdash; were under county burn bans. Since then, Tulsa County officials have issued a burn ban, and Comanche, McIntosh, Pittsburg and Wagoner are among the counties that joined the list this week.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:50:19 +0000 Associated Press 21958 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Counties under Burn Ban Grows to 21; Tulsa Included