Tulsa County is the latest county in Oklahoma to institute a burn ban. County Commissioners voted this morning to put the ban in place. It will be effective for seven days and will be reviewed next Monday.
Emergency management officials surveyed area fire departments for the last several days. Today, 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.
This burn ban allows exceptions for outdoor grilling with electric or gas grills with the stipulation that all outdoor grilling must be done over gravel, concrete, or another non-flammable surface. In addition, all operating grills should be attended by an adult who has direct access to a water source.