Burn Ban Extended In Tulsa County For Seven More Days

Monday, April 11th 2011, 1:35 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa County Commissioners extended the Tulsa County burn ban for an additional seven days Monday morning.

During their meeting Monday morning, the commissioners approved a resolution which prohibits outdoor burning in the county including controlled burns and bonfires.

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Exceptions to this burn ban include outdoor grilling with natural gas, propane or electric grills.

Charcoal grilling is still prohibited.

The commissioners did grant permission by fire departments in the county to approve exceptions on a case by case basis.

Read Tulsa County Commissioners' news release.

Officials say there has not been any significant rainfall over the past seven days and conditions still exist for extreme fire danger.

Tulsa County Commissioners will assess the need for another seven-day burn ban next Monday. If significant rainfall occurs in Tulsa County by then, the ban may be lifted.