Oklahoma: Extreme Wildfire Risk Calls in Firefighters from Out of State

🕔Mar 16, 2018Given the current and predicted fire danger, Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) activated the South-Central Forest Fire Compact and ordered additional wildland firefighting resources from across the southeastern US.  Fire danger […]

Southwest: Fire Behavior Advisory Issued

🕔Mar 13, 2018A Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory is currently in effect for a large portion of Oklahoma as well as Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.  The above normal rainfall in […]

Kansas Weather: High Wildfire Risk This Weekend

🕔Mar 2, 2018An official with the Kansas Forest Service says this first weekend of March brings a high risk of wildfire in Kansas. “We’re looking at an extended, unusually severe fire season […]

Texas: Wildfire Season Starts Early in Some Areas

🕔Jan 31, 2018Wildfire season has arrived earlier than usual due to high fuel availability, drought and other environmental conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Andy Vestal, AgriLife Extension […]

Wildfires: Farmers, Ranchers, Firefighters Prepare in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma – DTN

🕔Jan 22, 2018In the months that followed the March 2017 wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, volunteer fire departments and others began asking questions: What could have been done differently to combat the […]

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

🕔Dec 14, 2017Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of […]

Texas: Northeastern Panhandle Wildfire Recovery Meetings, Aug. 3

🕔Jul 14, 2017Almost five months after wildfires ripped across much of the northeastern Texas Panhandle, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a daylong Range Recovery Meeting and Field Discussion. The […]

Drought Monitor: Rains Drench South; Drought Worsens in Northern Plains

🕔Jul 7, 2017Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw scattered showers and thunderstorm activity across portions of the central and southern Plains, Gulf Coast, lower Midwest, northern half of New England and […]

OK, KS, TX Wildfires: Fix the Fence, Grow the Grass, Re-Stock Carefully – DTN

🕔Jun 2, 2017 A simple framed print of a powerful message stands out on the wall of Jenny Giles Betschart and her family’s temporary home in their guest ranch house. “We survived because […]

Oklahoma and Kansas: Rain Helps Wildfire Recovery but Still a Host of Problems – DTN

🕔May 29, 2017Ranchers whose rangeland was affected by wildfires this spring in southwestern Kansas and northwest Oklahoma are seeing the recovery process progress faster than many expected. Since March, moisture has increased. […]

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