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Control Burn Planned at Lake Stanley Draper
If you see smoke at Lake Stanley Draper Friday afternoon, don't be alarmed.
The Oklahoma City Utilities Department is planning a controlled burn there.
The department says the burn will cover about 500 acres near the lake, and go south of the Draper Lake Dam. They expect the burn to last several hours.
According to the Associated Press, the burn is to remove overgrown underbrush, reduce the likelihood of wildfires and boost the health of the forest in the area.
Friday's forecast wind speed and direction are ideal for the burn.
Posted: Friday, March 15 2013, 06:18 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Business recovery center to open in Okla.
May 24, 2013 11:52 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Owners of businesses damaged or destroyed by a tornado at Moore can seek government assistance to help them stay afloat.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's recovery center was scheduled to open Friday morning at the Moore Norman Technology Center's South Penn Campus.
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Director Bill Carter says counselors will be on hand to help business owners overcome the effects of the tornado that tore through Moore this week.
He says no appointments are needed and all services offered by the center are free.
Businesses of any kind can also apply to the SBA for low-interest disaster loans of up to $2 million to repair or replace damage to property, equipment and other expenses.
Monday's storm killed 24, including 10 children.
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