Forestry Service urges caution with fireworks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials with the Oklahoma Forestry Service are warning residents to be mindful of the wildfire danger as they engage in camping and other outdoor activities.

State Forester George Geissler says Oklahomans need to be careful with outdoor activities like grilling, campfires and fireworks - all of which can spark a wildfire.

This week's forecast calls for triple-digit temperatures and rain has been hit and miss so far this month. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor classifies much of central Oklahoma as abnormally dry, while the Panhandle is considered in extreme to moderate drought.

Geissler says Oklahoma hasn't experienced an outbreak of wildfires like others states have this year. As of Thursday, no burn bans were in place across Oklahoma.

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