|Updated: 2/24 5:16 pm
||Published: 2/24 9:55 am
TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa County Commissioners issued a burn ban for Tulsa County on Monday.
Emergency management officials surveyed area fire departments for the last several days. The resolution created a burn ban effective immediately for a period of seven days.
When those seven days are up the commissioners will meet again to consider an additional burn ban.
The resolution prohibits outdoor burning in the county including controlled burns and bonfires.
This burn ban allows exceptions for outdoor grilling with electric or gas grills with the stipulation that all outdoor grilling must be 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 March 3, 2014, Tulsa County Commissioners will meet to assess the need for an extended burn ban. If significant rain fall occurs in Tulsa County or conditions change drastically, the ban may be lifted.