OKLAHOMA CITY – If you are planning to have a cookout, officials ask that you take extra precautions due to a Red Flag Warning across the state.
Oklahoma Forestry Services say a Red Flag Warning has been issued for 44 counties across the state.
The National Weather Service says the warning will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Experts say warm temperatures and very dry air will fuel any fires that start, making it difficult to get those wildfires under control.
“We are urging people not to do any outdoor burning or other activity that might spark a blaze through Wednesday. We also ask that you report any fire or smoke you see to your nearest fire department. Time is of the essence with the present and predicted fire danger as any new fire will spread rapidly,” George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester, said.
A county burn ban is in place in Harper and Cimarron counties.