OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Forestry Services is alerting the public of critical fire weather again. Dry conditions coupled with strong, gusty winds and low humidity mean any fire that starts will spread rapidly.
“Tomorrow’s [Dec. 31st] weather calls for critical fire danger and even the smallest ember could spark a blaze. If you decide to celebrate with fireworks, please use extra caution,” said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester.
Precautions would include having a source of water on hand and having someone on the lookout for any unintended ignitions. Citizens are also asked to call their nearest fire department if they see or smell smoke.
There are currently no burn bans in place. Oklahoma Forestry Services is the state’s lead agency related to wildland fire prevention, protection and use. For additional information about wildfires, visit www.forestry.ok.gov/wildfire-information.
–Oklahoma Forestry Services
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