Local & Regional
Tue September 7, 2010
By Associated Press
Fort Supply, OK – Firefighters contain wildfires in NW Oklahoma
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) Crews have contained two wildfires that burned about 1,500 acres in northwestern Oklahoma.
Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer said Tuesday firefighters were able to control the fires, including one that burned about 1,200 acres near Mooreland, after a cold front blew through the area late Monday. He says that fire and another one near Fort Supply Lake wer under control about 2 a.m.
Lehenbauer says one firefighter suffered heat exhaustion and about 600 people were evacuated in the Fort Supply Lake blaze. Lehenbauer says residents returned about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
In southeast Oklahoma, a grass fire that burned an estimated 1,000 acres in McIntosh County was under control Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency Management Director Harry Trottier III says one firefighter was overcome by smoke but is OK, and some barns and storage buildings were destroyed.
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