KCCU News
10:48 am
Mon January 20, 2003

Fire Danger Increasing with Winter Dry Spell

Lawton, Ok. – According to the state department of agriculture information, the danger for grassfires in the Sooner State is going up as the dry spell continues. A check of the climatological date shows that so far for January, the southwest area of the state is below normal in its precipitation by about 2.2 inches.
Fire officials note that outdoor burning should be avoided when winds exceed 20 miles per hour. Also, take take to dispose of smoking materials properly. And when pulling a vehicle off the roadway, do not drive into dry vegetation at hot catalytic converters could catch fire.
According to forecasters, no significant precepitation is expected within the next week or so to bring relief to the situation.