Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Firefighter Burned Fighting Oklahoma Wildfire

Forestry Services firefighter suffered severe burns     PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Oklahoma – A firefighter was burned Thursday while fighting a wildfire in Pushmataha County according to KFOR News 4. The Oklahoma Forestry Services firefighter suffered severe burns when the vehicle ...

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Wildland Fire Training in Oklahoma City

Brush rig training highlights     Oklahoma City Fire Department – On 1/27/19, firefighters in Fire District 605C (South-Southwest OKC) conducted Brush Pumper Operations training near SW. 104th and I-44. With our large 621 square-mile city, we have a high ...

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Rural Fire Departments Fear Funding Issues during Shutdown

“We’re probably not going to get any money for a while,”     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state’s rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s ...

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Oklahoma Wildfire Damage Estimated at $26M

Fires in April killed two people     By the Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report from Oklahoma State University says wildfires that scorched western and northwestern parts of the state and killed two in April caused an ...

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Oklahoma County Approved for Wildfire Disaster Assistance

Over 70 homes and businesses affected by fires     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says home and business owners in Dewey County who sustained uninsured damage from wildfires can now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. ...

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Oklahoma Governor Seeks Disaster Assistance after Wildfires

Wildfires are blamed for two deaths     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration because of wildfires in the state. Fallin said Wednesday that she’s asking the ...

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Rain Helps Contain Oklahoma Wildfires

34 Complex Fire is 85 percent contained     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Forestry Services says widespread rainfall that soaked portions of western Oklahoma has helped firefighters contain two major wildfires that have charred about 549 square miles (1,422 ...

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Better Weather Should Aid Oklahoma Wildfire Fight

One wildfire has burned 440 square miles     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service ...

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Deadly Wildfires Endure in Southwest U.S

Homes have been swallowed by the fires     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their ...

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Destroys Homes, Cause Evacuations

Fires burn across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. The blazes are fueled by gusting winds, low ...

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