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.
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.
The controlled burn is subject to weather conditions, which must be within prescription for burn activities, the news release states. Also, wind conditions must be at low velocity and from a westerly direction to carry the smoke away from the Tinker Air Force Base flight path.
Forestry Services staff will closely monitor the weather and wind conditions and determine if the Wednesday burn should be canceled.
Western Oklahoma is under a red flag warning for high fire danger from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
In Oklahoma City, police officers will direct limited traffic from along W Stanley Draper Drive between SE 109 and Water Plant Drive should the burn take place as planned.
Check NewsOK.com for updates.