City and county law enforcement authorities responded to several calls of people setting off fireworks to welcome the new year, but fortunately, there were no major fires as a result.

The holiday was much like a typical weekend in the county. Tahlequah Police Chief Steve Farmer also reported an ordinary weekend. Officers were called about the fireworks being set off. The department did respond to one sexual assault during the weekend and that’s under investigation.

It was a much different story in some of the surrounding counties, as wildfires erupted across the area Sunday.

Tahlequah firefighters went to Muskogee late Sunday to assist fellow firefighters in that area, said Firefighter Casey Baker.

Baker said local firefighters were called on two grass fires Sunday, with the first one being shortly after 2006 arrived at 12:12 a.m. That blaze was at Maple and South. The other fire was reported at 10:30 p.m. at Cedar and Allen.

Cherokee County Sheriff Norman Fisher said his agency had no major occurrences during the holiday. Deputies made two DUI arrests.

“It looks like people heeded our warning and stayed off the roads if they’d been drinking,” he said.

Chief Investigator Jason Chennault said deputies received several calls of people setting off fireworks in various parts of the county.

Weary firefighters across Oklahoma regrouped on Monday after a series of wildfires over the weekend that destroyed 20 homes and charred more than 110,000 acres.

A blaze in northeast Oklahoma City that erupted Sunday night burned four homes and hundreds of acres.

Calm winds and higher humidity levels on Monday helped ease the threat of fire danger, and emergency officials said all major wildfires in the state were under control late Monday. But with high winds and warmer temperatures expected on Tuesday, firefighters were preparing for the worst.

“We’re not out of danger yet,” said Gov. Brad Henry, who met with the Lusks on Monday. “We can’t let our guard down.”

Since Nov. 1, more than 360,000 acres and 220 homes and businesses have been destroyed by wildfires, said Albert Ashwood, Oklahoma’s Emergency Management Director. In the last week, wildfires have been reported in 29 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.

Fire season in Oklahoma usually begins around Feb. 15 and lasts until April 15, but the fires began in June and have gotten progressively worse.

Oklahoma has been locked in a dry spell, with winds easing at night and in the morning and then increasing in the afternoon. Dozens of fires began in the state last Tuesday when winds gusted to more than 40 mph. The state is more than a foot behind its normal rainfall of about 36 inches for this time of year.