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Dry Air, Windy Conditions Create Oklahoma Wildfire Danger

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The National Weather Service in Norman issued this fire danger map for weekend conditions. The National Weather Service in Norman issued this fire danger map for weekend conditions.
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Fire danger is high across the state of Oklahoma, and residents are discouraged from outdoor burning throughout the weekend, according to the Oklahoma Department of Forestry Services.

"Very dry air and windy conditions allow for any fire that starts to easily escape control. Be extremely careful with any potential ignition source that could spark a wildfire," a fire situation report states.

Brisk southwest winds will shift to the northwest during the day Saturday with expected wind speeds of 15-25 mph.

The highest fire danger of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend will be on Sunday with temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 70s and very low relative humidity.

A burn ban is underway in Canadian, Stephens, Cotton, and Pittsburg counties. Residents are asked not to do any outdoor burning except for grilling. Violators could be fined $500.

A Red Flag warning has also been issued for 27 counties, including Oklahoma, Noble, Cleveland Counties, and more.

Check Red Flag warnings, watches.

If you see signs of smoke call your local fire department or report any suspicious wildfire activity to the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-NO-ARSON.

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