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High Fire Danger Continues In Oklahoma

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Oklahoma continues to be under a fire threat thanks to dry vegetation and breezy winds. Low humidity and a south wind with gusts to 30 mph means that any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

Oklahomans are urged to be careful with any ignition source that could spark a wildfire. If you see smoke or fire, be sure to call your local fire department.

The fire danger is considered high for parts of central to western Oklahoma. A swath of Green Country is included in that area that includes parts of Washington, Nowata, Pawnee, Craig and Osage counties. A red flag warning has been issued for those counties through 7 p.m. Monday as well.

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There are things you can do to help prevent possible wildfires from spreading. They include:

  • Keep grass around your home cut short
  • Keep dried leaves or cut grass around your home picked up
  • Check your home's gutters for dried debris
  • Trim dead branches from trees
  • Keep all matches, lighters or fireworks away from kids

There are hopes for rainfall as we head into the weekend as a slow-moving storm system comes in from the west. Rain is a pretty good bet starting Friday, according to WARN Team Meteorologist Mike Grogan. 

"For now, the Weather Prediction Center is calling for an inch to two inches in Green Country late in the week.  It may not be enough to end the drought in southern Oklahoma, but should put the fire danger on hold," Grogan said.

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