High Fire Danger Potential Warned


Oklahoma Forestry Services, a Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, wants the public to be aware high fire danger across most of the state on Saturday. Humidity is expected to drop into the mid-teens and high winds with gusts up to 35 mph are expected along a line west of State Highway 99 and north of the Turner Turnpike.

“Fire danger is predicted to be very high to extreme on Saturday,” said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester. “We ask all Oklahomans to be extra careful when doing any activity which could spark a wildfire.”

Outdoor burning is discouraged and citizens are asked to report any new fires or suspicious smoke to the closest fire department. Safety of the firefighters and public is of the utmost concern and with Saturday’s weather forecast one of the main threats for firefighters will be rapid spread of any fire start.

A County Commissioner Burn Ban is in effect for Texas County. For the latest fire information, visit www.forestry.ok.gov.