Tulsa Burn Ban Extended

Jul 16, 2012

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.

Tulsa County leaders polled all the fire chiefs in the county and this morning voted to extend the Tulsa County Burn Ban.

There have been several, mostly small, grass fires in the area since the ban was implemented on July 6th.  However, without significant rain, the fire officials were concerned about the possibility of a much larger fire.

The fire chiefs’ poll was unanimous that the ban be continued. The County Commission voted to extend the ban for another week. The fire chiefs will be polled again before the commission meets next Monday.