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Friday, October 21, 2022
Caution Urged with High Fire Danger
Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging Oklahomans to use extreme caution in the face of high and increasing fire danger. A warming trend predicted into the weekend coupled with increasing winds and continued dryness will elevate fire danger across the entire state of Oklahoma. OFS is asking everyone to delay outdoor burning. Further, any outdoor burning activity conducted in previous days should be checked to ensure that the fire is fully extinguished.

Long-range prediction of wildfire occurrence is fraught with challenges. Variables that combine to complicate the process include weather, location, and wildland fuel conditions.

“Above normal temperatures and a lack of rainfall in Oklahoma has exacerbated drought conditions resulting in exceptional wildland fuel dryness,” said State Forester Mark Goeller. “Oklahoma Forestry Services is closely monitoring current and expected weather forecasts in order to ensure our preparedness and response actions are at the highest level possible.”

All of Oklahoma is experiencing drought with sizeable areas registering the most acute “exceptional” classification. Drought conditions are expected to persist into fall and into winter. Seasonal dormancy will drive increase wildland fuels availability.

Click here for the latest Burn Ban map for Oklahoma- updated on Wednesday of this week.

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KC Sheperd shares the story of Joey Carter, a hard-working farmer who was widely regarded as a model citizen in a rural North Carolina town. Carter is the focus of a movie coming out in October called Hog Farmer- the Trials of Joey Carter.
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