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Drought Increases Wildfire Danger
08/01/2012
 

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State Forester George L. Geissler
says the deepening drought and persistent 100-degree temperatures
are increasing the danger of wildfires across the state.
     He says the entire state is experiencing at least a moderate
drought. Geissler says high temperatures coupled with lack of rain
are causing trees and crops to dry to critical levels and become
fuel for wildfires.
     Oklahoma Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood says as
many as 10 wildfires are reported to authorities each day. A
wildfire that started on July 25 in southwestern Oklahoma burned
about 30,000 acres before it was finally contained.
     Meteorologist Marc Austin of the National Weather Service in
Norman says rainfall since the beginning of June is 6 inches below
normal and no storm systems are in the forecast.
 

© Associated Press
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