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9:23 am
Sat April 9, 2011

State of Emergency

Undated – Fallin extends state of emergency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With dry conditions and the fire danger expected to continue over the weekend, Gov. Mary Fallin is extending a state of emergency for Oklahoma.

Fallin announced Friday she was continuing the emergency declaration she first announced March 11.

Fallin says conditions will be particularly dangerous on Friday, with tinder-dry vegetation and high winds anticipated.

The governor is working with emergency management officials who are ready to activate the state's Emergency Operations Center if wildfires break out.

She reminded Oklahomans to be particularly careful with outdoor activities and says a burn ban remains in effect for 47 of the state's 77 counties.