Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management director, announced Wednesday afternoon that the county is under a Red Flag Warning.
Rutherford said three county fire departments were fighting wildfires at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service explains a Red Flag Warning means a dangerous combination of weather conditions and dry vegetation exist which favor rapid growth and the spread of any wildfires. The weather factors include strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures. All outdoor burning is discouraged.
The Red Flag Warning includes most of the state, including the following nearby counties – Osage, Washington, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Pawnee, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Muskogee, McIntosh, and Pittsburg.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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