OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State forestry officials say dry, windy conditions have created a fire danger in much of Oklahoma and a red flag warning has been issued for 11 counties in the western part of the state.

Officials say the fire danger will be highest Wednesday but will continue into Thursday. Outdoor burning is discouraged.

State Forester George Geissler says any fire that starts will spread rapidly and any outdoor activity the might spark a fire should be postponed.

The agency shows no current burn bans in the state, but urges caution with activities such as outdoor grilling, welding and campfires.