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350 Complex Fire in Woodward Now Seventy Percent Contained- Canadian County Fire Quickly Controlled

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:28:32 CDT

350 Complex Fire in Woodward Now Seventy Percent Contained- Canadian County Fire Quickly Controlled Saturday afternoon, firefighters quickly suppressed a wildfire located eight miles east of Hinton in Canadian County. Until accurate mapping takes place, the fire burned an estimated 100 acres and is 90 percent contained. Control lines have been established around the entire perimeter, but mop up work will be necessary to ensure the fire is 100 percent contained.

“CL-415 Super Scoopers in conjunction with Cedar Lake Fire Department, Oklahoma Forestry Services and other nearby fire departments were able to keep the fire small despite the fire jumping a natural firebreak that would typically hold,” stated George Geissler, Director of Oklahoma Forestry Services. “Until Oklahoma receives significant rainfall, firefighters anticipate any new ignitions to spread very quickly and present erratic fire behavior.”

350 Complex Update:   

Containment for the 350 Complex Fire has increased to 70 percent and remains at 57,440 acres. Air Attack flew the fire today to monitor hot spots, but no aerial suppression was necessary. Six states from around the southern U.S. are assisting with the fire including; Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. The Lone Star State Type 2 Incident Management Team remains in place to assist in managing the fire in unified command with the Woodward Fire Department and Mooreland Fire Department. The cause of the fire has been identified as arcing power lines. For more information on the 350 Complex Fire, contact 979-450-2578.

Woodward County Emergency Management reported total losses are estimated at $2,345,300 for Woodward and Harper Counties. This includes private property losses, public utilities, and government facilities. This assessment does not include fire suppression/response losses or expenditures. For more information, contact Woodward County Emergency Management.



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