Forestry officials asking Oklahomans to avoid outdoor burning

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Officials with Oklahoma Forestry Services are warning Oklahomans about the dangers of fire spreading in counties south of I-40 and west of I-35.

Experts are predicting very low relative humidity, high temperatures and sustained winds, which could be dangerous if a fire sparks.

“We are asking Oklahomans to pay close attention to the fire weather forecast over the next few days,” said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester. “For the safety of our citizens and our state’s firefighters, we are advising people to avoid outdoor burning until conditions improve.”

Currently, only one burn ban is in effect in McCurtain County.

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