Southern Plains wildfire dangers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battled blazes that have killed at least two people.

Gusty winds and low humidity in drought-stricken areas will create dangerous fire conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger said such conditions haven’t been seen in at least a decade.

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2 Responses to Southern Plains wildfire dangers

  1. drjim says:

    It’s been crazy windy here the last few weeks. Sustained winds of 40~45 MPH and gusts to 60+.

    Our local friends say this is pretty normal, but we’re still getting used to it.

  2. Texan says:

    Ban all fires. They are dangerous.

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