Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wildfire Danger Increases

Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) is warning against outdoor burning as temperatures rise, winds increase and relative humidity drops.

OFS reports a very high fire danger will be present across most of Oklahoma with above normal temperatures, dry fuels and dry air in place. Wind speeds are expected to be out of the north-northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour, with stronger gusts expected.

The OFS reports the fire danger is expected to ramp up into Thursday and continue into the weekend as temperatures rise.

As of Tuesday morning, however, there were no burn bans in place in the state.

From Friday to Tuesday, wildfires were reported in neighboring counties, including Cherokee (590 acres), LeFlore (300 acres), Haskell, (325 acres), McCurtain (500 acres) and Latimer (575 acres). 

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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