Effective February 15th, 2018 by order of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, ALL outdoor burning, combustible materials and ignition sources are banned in McClain County Oklahoma. This Burn Ban will expire March 2nd, 2018. Extreme fire conditions exist in McClain County due to extraordinary drought. All conditions and exemptions are outlined by Oklahoma Forestry Services, a
FREE Amateur Radio License Classes
Newcastle Emergency Management will be hosting FREE Amateur Radio License Classes at the Newcastle Library. The training is provided by the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) and will provide training to help you earn your Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License. Amateur Radio is critical to emergency management and other agencies during a
Burn Permits Required
The burn ban for McClain County has been lifted, but residents are reminded that they need to obtain a burn permit prior to burning brush. Burning of house-hold trash is NOT legal anywhere in Oklahoma./p>
Slick spots on walkways and roadways are possible in areas of freezing drizzle or freezing rain today through Thursday. McClain County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 5pm tonight. Stay on top of the latest changes to the forecast by visiting the NWS-Norman website. Stay on top of road ...
High Wildfire Risk Through April
From February through April significant fire potential is expected to increase to above normal across portions of Oklahoma. A warmer and drier than average pattern in the Southern Plains produced an expansion and intensification of drought conditions. For Oklahoma the drought is expected to deepen. Fuels will be very receptive to fire risk.