It’s difficult to say why, but the Tulsa Fire Department says just since last Wednesday, there’s been a rash of more than five dozen ‘non-structure’ fires.
These are things like grass fires, dumpster fires, or burning trash.
In most cases, fire officials say they were likely set on purpose.
It’s of course always a bad idea, and illegal, to set fires inside city limits, and TFD spokesman Andy Little says that’s especially true right now when it’s dry and windy.
“Anytime you have high winds, it spreads those grass fires much faster. It makes it more likely that it may make contact with people’s homes and other structures,” Little said.
He’s asking the public to be on the lookout for arsonists, even those who set small fires.
He says the department will prosecute people for setting fires if they can find them.