Oklahoma forestry officials brace for increased fire risk as dry weather conditions approach

GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – Oklahoma Forest Service officials are strategically placing firefighters in Weatherford and Guthrie in the face of persistent dry weather and an approaching cold and dry front.

Dry weather conditions Friday have the potential to trigger “large, damaging wildfires” in West and North Central Oklahoma, according to Forest Service officials.

The Forest Service consults with the National Weather Service to predict potential wildfire behavior.

A short cooldown with higher than normal temperatures is expected to follow a cold spell this weekend. Dry conditions are expected to continue Saturday through Monday with no rain.

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Wildland firefighters and firefighting equipment will be ready in Weatherford and Guthrie by the end of the week, officials said.

“Putting our wilderness task forces in the area of ​​greatest concern means we are ready to respond quickly to any Any new fire starts working together with local fire departments and first responders. “We also ask Oklahoman’s during this critical time of fire weather to prevent the start of wildfires.”

Burning bans are in effect for Cimarron, Coal, Jefferson, and Texas counties.

Visit www.ag.ok.gov/divisions/forestry-services for the latest burning ban information.

Outdoor burning is discouraged throughout Oklahoma because of the extreme conditions.

Weather forecast 4 warnings for the next 11 days are introduced below:

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