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Oklahoma wildfires
(Mike Allen)
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I‘m not sure how common large wildfires are in western Oklahoma, but I can’t recall a time where Oklahoma City was so engulfed in smoke as it was Friday.

A minor, minor inconvenience compared to what people are dealing with in northwestern counties, but the sights and smells were something of note here in the metro area. So strong were they, I was frantically looking out of my windows searching for flames. I’m sure many people were doing the same.

On that note, I believe this is one issue all Oklahomans can agree on currently: We need rain. Check out this drought monitoring map.

Here’s to a wet, but safe, spring.

— Mike Allen


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