Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Oklahoma Forestry Services Ask Citizens to Use Caution as Fire Conditions Worsen Across the State

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:40:57 CDT

Oklahoma Forestry Services Ask Citizens to Use Caution as Fire Conditions Worsen Across the State Officials with Oklahoma Forestry Services are asking citizens to use caution as record high temperatures and lack of rain are creating the potential for increased wildfire danger across the state. While the entire state is drying out, southern Oklahoma is already seeing increased fire activity.



“We experienced a big increase in fires in southeastern Oklahoma over the weekend, with 19 fires burning 743 acres compared to 23 fires in the entire month of June,” said Aranda Chamberlain, who in her role as forestry fire control officer, dispatches fire information to firefighters from Oklahoma Forestry Services’ Broken Bow office. “We really want to encourage everyone to be aware of how dry it is and to be smart with anything that can cause a spark.”



The public can have a huge impact on preventing wildfires by delaying any burning until conditions improve, avoid dragging chains on vehicles, making sure that campfires are completely out, using extra care when grill outdoors and using caution with anything that can cause fire. Additionally, citizens are asked to report any new fires or suspicious smoke to the closest fire department.



“We know that our increased ability to predict fire weather, combined with Oklahomans heeding the warnings, has a positive impact on preventing wildfires,” said Oklahoma Forestry Services Director and State Forester Mark Goeller. “So we ask everyone to please use caution and help us spread the word to others.”



As the state’s lead agency for wildland fire prevention, Oklahoma Forestry Services monitors fire weather conditions every day, including frequent discussions with National Weather Services and assessing drought, soil conditions and fuel conditions. Additionally, fire officials post a Daily Fire Situation report on the OFS website at www.forestry.ok.gov/wildfire-information as fire weather conditions warrant. For burn ban can be found at http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info.



Source - Oklahoma Forestry Services




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Farmers Welcome Extension of Farm Service Agency Re-Opening  Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:26:37 CST
  • Wednesday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:09:29 CST
  • US Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue Discusses the Reopening of FSA County Offices  Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:41:54 CST
  • National Cotton Council Thanks USDA and Secretary Purdue for Reopening of County FSA Offices to Serve Farmers and Ranchers   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:53:10 CST
  • Oklahoma's Angus Genetics Highlighted at 2019 National Western Angus Carload & Pen Show  Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:12:06 CST
  • Kynlee Dailey of Kingston, OK Claims Res. Grand Champion Female at National Western Junior Show  Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:01:17 CST
  • Oklahoma Well-Represented at 2019 National Western Stock Show's Super Point ROV Angus Show  Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:42:16 CST
  • Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course to Be Held in Woodward January 29 - Register Now  Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:00:27 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.