Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) is warning all Oklahomans to avoid all outdoor burning on Tuesday and Wednesday.
OFS said critical fire weather is present throughout the state and outdoor burning should be avoided. Dry fuels, low relative humidity and strong, gusty northwest winds are promoting dangerous fire behavior.
The public is asked to report any smoke or suspected fire seen to local authorities, and to avoid areas where smoke is present. Responding firefighters and emergency personnel will need immediate access to fire areas.
“We are urging Oklahomans to pay close attention to the fire weather conditions,” said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester. “For the safety of our citizens and our state’s firefighters, we are advising people to avoid outdoor burning until conditions improve.”
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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