Dry and windy conditions expected for Tulsa and nearby counties increasing chance of wildfires

Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 10:11:12-05

Dry and windy conditions are expected for Tulsa and nearby counties increasing the chance of wildfires.

The National Weather Services has issued a Red Flag Warning that goes into effect at noon until 7 p.m.

Some of the areas under the warning are Osage, Washington, Pawnee, Creek and Tulsa counties.

Three conditions are considered before a Red Flag Warning is issued.

  • Gusty winds
  • Low humidity
  • Dry fuels or vegetation to be in place

Avoid any outdoor burning because the dry, warm and humid conditions are a dangerous combination.

Also, make sure to put out cigarettes before throwing them away. Never mow or trim dry grass, and don't pull your vehicle in a dry grass area.

RELATED: What you need to do before, during and after a wildfire

It's always a good reminder to make sure you don't have any extra dry fuels present around your home or property that could catch fire.

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