Planned burn to be curtailed Wednesday at Lake Stanley Draper in Oklahoma City

Smoke and fire may be seen around Lake Stanley Draper Lake Wednesday afternoon. A controlled burn will be stopped at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and may resume on Thursday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm •  Published: April 9, 2014
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2 p.m.

Due to changing weather conditions, the Oklahoma Forestry Service will cut short the Lake Stanley Draper controlled burn Wednesday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Hannah Anderson said crews will stop the burn at 4 p.m. because a red flag warning from the National Weather Services has shifted to include the area of the burn.

Anderson said crews successfully burned 150 acres Wednesday. If possible, crews will start again Thursday morning.

8 a.m.

People near Lake Stanley Draper may notice fire and smoke coming from the area around the lake Wednesday, according to a news release from the City of Oklahoma City Utilities Department.

Oklahoma Forestry Services will conduct the burn on about 270 acres between SE 109 and Water Plant Road along the west side of the lake at noon. Forestry Services will be on site in the morning and will begin the burn if weather conditions permit. It will take about 10 hours to complete.