So far this summer, the only thing Leroy and Virginia Brown have had to worry about in Turley, is getting rid of their massive tomato crop.
"We took 300 tomatoes to church and just told everyone to get all the tomatoes they want, they all like that," he laughed.
A laughter that was completely absent last year, when this was the scene just down the street.
A wildfire, fanned by high winds ripped through the area. Black hawks were brought in to help get things under control.
"The helicopters, if it hadn't been for the helicopters, I think it'd burn most of Turley off," he said.
A year later, there's still old debris from the fire with a new sound bite from fire officials that sounds like a broken/melted record.
"The high winds that we're experiencing today and the conditions are ripe for a large situation as we had last summer when we had several fires up in North Tulsa in the Turley area," said TFD official Jeremy Moore.
Prompting a reminder of the ongoing burn ban and an appeal to higher or even local powers to provide so relief.
"Hopefully why it'll go to raining one of these days and we won't have to worry about it," said Mr. Brown.
"Frank Mitchell needs to bring us some rain so we can get the burn ban lifted," said Mr. Moore.
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