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Oklahoma Wildfires

Oklahoma faces a moderate threat level from wildfire, and like most states it has taken strong action to address its current risks. But Oklahoma needs to do more to improve its preparedness for its projected future wildfire threat, especially by, for example, conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment and developing an adaptation plan.

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For more information on how prepared Oklahoma is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Oklahoma Taking Action?

  • Oklahoma has taken strong action to prepare for its current wildfire risks through its State Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan, emergency communications materials, and Firewise program
  • Oklahoma has published information on the effects of climate change on wildfires and begun to track the impacts of wildfire on streamflow and water quality
  • Oklahoma has taken no action to plan for future climate change-related wildfire threats

Did you know...

  • By 2050, Oklahoma’s average number of days with high wildfire potential is projected to double from 25 to nearly 50 days a year
  • More than 1.4 million people in Oklahoma – about of 40 percent of the state’s population – live within the wildland-urban interface, where developed and wild lands converge and intersperse, and vulnerability to wildfire is elevated