Fire Warnings Issued for Six States

Red Flag warnings across nation’s midsection

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection.

The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas, northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and southeastern Missouri.

Oklahoma Forestry Services has already requested and received firefighters and equipment from Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana because of the fire threat that is expected to continue into next week. Additional firefighters and equipment from Georgia and Mississippi are on the way.

Forestry spokeswoman Michelle Finch-Walker says they are positioned at various areas of the state and that could change daily in anticipation of which area is under the greatest threat of wildfire.

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Finch-Walker said the firefighters and equipment could be sent to any of the other states as needs arise.

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Red Flag warnings across nation’s midsection   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas, northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and southeastern Missouri. Oklahoma Forestry Services has already requested […]

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