Tulsa County Commissioners extended the burn ban in Tulsa County until July 30, 2012. Commissioners are scheduled to consider an additional burn ban at that time.
The resolution prohibits outdoor burning in the county including controlled burns and bonfires.
Emergency management officials have been surveying area fire departments for the last several days. 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.
The current burn ban allows exceptions for outdoor grilling with electric or gas grills as long as that grilling is 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.
On July 30, 2012, Tulsa County Commissioners will meet to assess the need for an extended burn ban. If significant rain fall occurs in Tulsa County, the ban may be lifted.