Wildfires that started last week are still burning across northwest Oklahoma, scorching more than 300,000 acres and taking with it buildings, houses, fences, livestock and so far, two human lives, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM).
Due to high fire danger and wildfires that continue to impact Western Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated. The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for parts of Oklahoma effective Monday and Tuesday. Critical fire weather conditions are expected in the panhandle on Monday and across western Oklahoma on Tuesday. Ongoing extreme and exceptional drought conditions will combine with low relative humidity values to create favorable wildfire spread conditions.
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