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Massive Anderson Creek Fire Burns On- Now 10% Contained in Oklahoma, 15% in Kansas

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:43:23 CDT

Massive Anderson Creek Fire Burns On- Now 10% Contained in Oklahoma, 15% in Kansas Very little fire growth occurred yesterday on the large Anderson Creek fire near Alva, Oklahoma. Exceptional firefighting combined with lighter winds and cooler temperatures contributed to gaining some ground on suppression of the fire. Oklahoma Forestry Services officials report 10% containment on the Oklahoma portion of the fire. Kansas Forest Service reports 15% containment in the Barber County portion of the blaze. Acreage estimates remain at 397,420 acres for the entire blaze in Oklahoma and Kansas.

"We concentrated our firefighters in areas with the highest potential for fire movement," said Drew Daily, incident commander with Oklahoma Forestry Services. "The coordinated efforts of OFS, Woods County equipment and firefighters, county wildland task forces and Oklahoma National Guard helicopters are to be commended for the excellent work that was done on the fire yesterday."

Several structures and communities are threatened by the large blaze, with several structures reported as lost. Oklahoma Emergency Management damage assessments are on-going.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for a large portion of western Oklahoma today, with very high to extreme fire danger existing today west of a line from Osage County to Jefferson County. Low relative humidity with 30-40 mph wind gusts possible means that any on-going or new fire starts have the potential to burn with extreme rates of spread and erratic fire behavior.

Citizens are reminded to be very careful with any outdoor activity that might spark a blaze. Simple things like welding, grinding and charcoal grilling can ignite a fire in these conditions.



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