Multiple grass fires raging in northwest Oklahoma and the panhandle
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (KOKH) —
Residents in Northwest Oklahoma are being asked to evacuate immediately due to large grass fires spreading.
A fire warning has been issued for the towns of Fort Supply, Laverne and Buffalo in Harper County. Residents of Fort Supply have been asked to evacuate south toward Woodward, where a shelter is available at the Woodward Pioneer Room, located at 1212 9th Street.
The Oklahoma Forestry Services confirmed that large grass fires had broken out near Fort Supply in Harper County and east of Forgan in Beaver County.
The Harper County fire has moved into Woodward County. The OFS has provided a helicopter to help battle the flames.
In Beaver County, the fire has burned 10,000 acres in Oklahoma and moved north into Kansas where it has burned 40,000 acres. A helicopter has also been dispatched to Beaver County to help fight the fire.
A large fire has burned for most of the afternoon in Logan and Payne counties. A Red Flag Warning was issued for a large majority of western Oklahoma until 8 p.m. Monday. High winds and dry conditions have helped fuel the fires and make fire fights difficult.