Tulsa County Extends Burn Ban For A Fourth Time

Monday, July 30th 2012, 1:01 pm
By: News On 6

For the fourth time, Tulsa County commissioners have extended a burn ban for the county.

With this latest extension, the burn ban is now in effect until August 6, 2012.

The resolution approved by the commissioners prohibits outdoor burning in Tulsa County including controlled burns, charcoal grills and bonfires.

The only exception to the burn ban is outdoor grilling with an electric or gas grill as long as the grill is sitting on gravel, concrete or another non-flammable surface.

The penalty for violating the burn ban may be a $500 fine or up to one year in jail.

On August 6th the commissioners will assess the need for another extension.

7/24/2012 Related Story: Tulsa County Burn Ban Means No Charcoal, Wood Grilling

Meanwhile, Washington County Commissioners approved a burn ban effective immediately.  The county was the only county in Northeast Oklahoma currently not under a burn ban.