Oklahoma Under Red Flag Fire Alert

The state Forestry Service said high winds and low humidities across the state have made the fire-danger level very high in all 77 counties.


OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Red Flag fire alert was expanded Monday to include all of Oklahoma.

The state Forestry Service said high winds and low humidities across the state have made the fire-danger level very high in all 77 counties.

Officials say extreme caution should be used in any outdoor burning. In addition, officials said no burning should be done outdoors when wind speeds are more than 20 mph.

Meanwhile, strong winds and warm temperatures were forecast across Oklahoma for Monday.

According to the National Weather Service and the First Alert Storm Team, skies will be partly cloudy across the state Monday night with a slight chance for rain in the Panhandle region and lows ranging from the lower 40s in the Panhandle to near 60 degrees in eastern Oklahoma.