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Red Flag Warning Issued for Western Oklahoma by State Forestry ServicesAmid Extreme Fire Danger

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:50:47 CDT

Red Flag Warning Issued for Western Oklahoma by State Forestry ServicesAmid Extreme Fire Danger A Red Flag Warning has been issued for western Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Panhandle. High temperatures and low relative humidity coupled with strong, gusty winds will result in extremely dangerous fire weather for Beaver, Beckham, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Texas, Tillman, Washita, Woodward and Woods counties. Additional counties may be placed under a Red Flag Warning if the extreme fire weather conditions expand further east.

Any fire that occurs given the current forecast conditions has the potential to spread rapidly and pose an extreme threat to life and property. Citizens are urged to be vigilant with outdoor activities that could spark a wildfire and are asked to report any suspicious smoke or fire to their closest fire department or by calling 911.

Homeowners can also make their home more defensible by moving trash, debris and other flammable items like firewood piles or portable propane tanks a safe distance away from their home.

“Under these extreme conditions we are strongly discouraging any outdoor burning north and west of the I-44 corridor today and tomorrow,” said State Forester Mark Goeller. “Oklahoma Forestry Services has pre-positioned wildland firefighting resources in Guymon, Woodward and Weatherford. Additionally, an incident management team is pre-positioned in Woodward, ready for deployment anywhere in the state. Oklahoma Army National Guard and Oklahoma Highway Patrol air support has also been ordered to provide aerial suppression assistance if needed.”

Oklahoma Forestry Services is the state’s lead agency related to wildland fire prevention, protection and use. For Firewise tips visit www.forestry.ok.gov/firewiselinksandpublications.

Source - Oklahoma Forestry Services



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