Man burns tree stump, grass fire ensues

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Updated: 2/23 7:56 am Published: 2/23 7:30 am

TULSA, Okla. - Firefighters were called to a grass fire in midtown Saturday afternoon.

A man told Tulsa fire that he was burning a tree stump in his front yard near 47th and South Lewis Avenue when the wind caught an ember which ignited the grass and burned his lawn and the neighbors.

Firefighters were then called back several hours later because the rafters in the attic started to smolder from the earlier heat.

"We advise there is no burning in the city limits right now," firefighter Jayme Buck said. "We have a burn ban for the county because its very dry and very windy, so it's something we need to be concerned about."

Firefighters told FOX23 that no one was injured and no homes were destroyed.

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FOX23News - 2/24/2014 10:06 AM
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A burn ban was just issued in Tulsa County on Monday morning.

Mayor Maynot - 2/23/2014 12:16 PM
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Was he charged with arson??! Why not? There is a burn ban in the county of tulsa. The city of tulsa is in tulsa county. Stump grinding is a much safer more cost effective method. The individual at fault should be charged with more than just being a freaking idiot.
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