Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery

Living in Oklahoma often means dealing with natural disasters. This page compiles resources from Oklahoma State University experts about keeping your family safe and prepared for emergencies.


Use zone concept to protect home from wildfires

More than 830,000 acres of land across Oklahoma have burned so far this month due to wildfires. Lives, homes, livestock and crops have been lost in the devastation.

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Removing smoke odor following a fire

Many parts of Oklahoma recently experienced devastating wildfires. Some families lost their homes, while other homes and structures in the path of the flames were spared.

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Fire facts

Facts about wildfire, prescribed fire, fire safety, resources and OSU experts.

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Stillwater taking lead in wildfire precaution

Stillwater is a bit of a pioneer in becoming the largest city in the state to receive a FIREWISE designation.

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There is light at the end of the tunnel after wildfire

Oklahomans continue to be reminded of the devastation that can come with wildfire. While homes, structures and livestock can be lost, landowners who rely on grasslands, shrublands and forests as an enterprise are left trying to figure out how to recover the vegetation and habitat.

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It is wise to be firewise

Fire in Oklahoma is extremely beneficial. It restores grasslands and controls unwanted species. It is a natural process that provides habitat for certain wildlife.

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