Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

As of 5 a.m. this morning, the National Weather Service reports Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph behind a cold front will prevail later today across Northeast Oklahoma.  There is some wildfire danger across this region later today.

"During severe fire conditions it's best not to burn.  I you choose to burn you need to use extreme caution," said Grove Fire Marshall, Mike Reed. 

Governor Mary Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the devastating wildfires on Friday.  Already more than two dozen fires have been reported throughout the state causing evacuations in some areas.

 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all Oklahomans who have been impacted by these fires as well as our emergency responders in harms’ way,” Fallin said. “We know homes, as well as other property, have been lost and we will work to do everything we can to help Oklahomans during their time of need.”

Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.