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7:50 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Fire Danger Today

Oklahoma City, OK – Fire weather watch issued for Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It could be another busy day for firefighters across Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for 17 counties in western Oklahoma through Thursday night.

Southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts are forecast, and temperatures are expected to range from 85 to 94 degrees in that region of the state. The relative humidity will be between 10 and 20 percent.

Wildfires erupted across Oklahoma last week, destroying at least 34 homes and injuring 15 people. Conditions improved over the weekend as a cold front brought cooler temperatures, lighter winds and precipitation to the state.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.