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Fires Reported Mostly Contained by Ag Secretary Jim Reese - While Embers Still a Lingering Threat

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:46:13 CDT

Fires Reported Mostly Contained by Ag Secretary Jim Reese - While Embers Still a Lingering Threat After days of out of control fires burning across Northwest Oklahoma, in what the state’s Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese is calling “the most devastating agricultural event that our state has faced,” the wildfires are now being reported to have been mostly contained. In an interview with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, Reese explained the lingering dangers that threaten another fire event. You can listen to Sec. Reese update Hays on the current status of the Oklahoma fire situation, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of this story.


“It’s pretty well contained. There’s not a whole lot left to burn, but that’s why it’s not contained, is only because of those embers that might still be laying,” he reported. “You may not see them - but there’s still some there.”


As the flames subside, Reese is extending his gratitude to the volunteers and donors who have sent hay to the victims that are in great need of it. He maintains, too, that those affected should be documenting losses and speaking with their local Farm Service Agency office. Producers can get all this information and have their questions answered, at meetings being held for those affected by the FSA. Click here for information regarding those meetings.


“Really, it’s just trying to keep people optimistic,” Reese said reassuringly. “Things will get better.”





   






   

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