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Over 360,000 Acres Burned in Northwest Oklahoma from Latest Round of Fires

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:53:25 CDT

Over 360,000 Acres Burned in Northwest Oklahoma from Latest Round of Fires The latest numbers from the Oklahoma Forestry Services of the Oklahoma Department of Ag shows that over 360,000 acres have burned in northwest Oklahoma in the current round of fires, containment on the largest of the fires in Dewey County only three percent as of mid Saturday morning. The Rhea Fire in Dewey County has threatened several of the towns in the county- has raced acros 240,000 acres and is just three percent contained. The largest fire in Woodward County, the 34 Complex fire, has charred 115,000 acres and is currently 13% contained. Both of these fire areas are estimates at this time.

The high winds have turned from the south to now the north and the northwest- but high fire danger remains until this evening.


Here are the details of the fires reported by the Foresty Services in the northwestern part of Oklahoma:


34 Complex (Woodward County) –115,000 Acres (Est), 13% Contained


Rhea Fire (Dewey County) –240,000 Acres (Est), 3% Contained


Cheyenne Fire (Roger Mills County) –81 Acres, 90% Contained


East Reydon Fire (Roger Mills County) –1,232 Acres, 81% Contained


Shaw Fire (Roger MillsCounty) – 7,257 Acres, 40% Contained


Roadside Fire (Woodward County) -961 Acres, 51% Contained


Cliick or tap here for more details from the latest Fire Situation Report from the Foresty Services of the Oklahoma Department of Ag, Food and Foresty.


The picture here is from Woodward County.



   


 

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