Cold temperatures increase fire danger


Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 9:04 am

By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ State forestry officials say recent cold temperatures in Oklahoma increased the fire danger in the state.

Assistant forestry services director Kurt Atkinson says the fire danger rises because after a hard freeze, vegetation becomes dormant and more flammable.

The state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry hasn't issued a red flag fire alert. But Atkinson says officials are monitoring the wind, temperature and precipitation in the state and may issue fire alerts as early as next week.
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