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Oklahoma wildfire smoke prompts health advisory

A health advisory is in effect for people in parts of Oklahoma Friday. Smoke from a wildfire extends from central Oklahoma to Osage County
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 11, 2014

A health advisory has been issued in parts of Oklahoma Friday due to smoke in the air from a wildfire in northeast Oklahoma.

The advisory is for people from central Oklahoma north to Osage County where a wildfire between Skiatook and Avant has been burning, said Curt Goeller, an environmentalist at the state Department of Environmental Quality.

People with respiratory problems should avoid the outdoors Friday.

North winds have brought the smoke south from the fire, but south winds are expected Friday afternoon and should clear the smoke from central Oklahoma.

The 100-acre Osage County wildfire is reported to be contained.

Check for updates.