Burn ban now in effect for Creek County through the end of July

Extended triple-digit temperatures across the area and a lack of significant rain have led the Creek County Commissioners to activate an emergency burn ban for the county, as of the morning of July 18th.

The ban—which still allows for grilling outdoors on concrete surfaces—will last through the rest of July and expire on August 1st, unless the Commissioners vote to extend it. They also have the ability to end it early, should conditions change.

See a copy of the proclamation here. To report violations, call the Creek County Sheriff’s Office at 918-224-4964.

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Much of Green Country is undergoing a massive heatwave, with temperatures as high as 111°F on Tuesday, but triple digit temps are expected to stick around for at least the rest of the month.

Local and county officials are encouraging folks to stay aware, stay hydrated, and do what they can to keep themselves and their pets cool. The high heat may have an effect on outdoor events slated for later this summer. We’ll keep you in the loop on any changes.