For the first time in several weeks, the burn ban in Tulsa County is not 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.
The county is still in the extreme drought category, and this afternoon conditions are right for a red flag fire warning. Joliffe says people still need to be very cautious and try to avoid outdoor burning if possible.
On Joliffe’s recommendation, Tulsa County Commissioners voted this morning to lift the burn ban. It will be re-considered next week.