Hay donations needed in northwest Oklahoma as fires continue to burn


Farmers and ranchers in northwest Oklahoma are in desperate need of more hay after being ravaged by wildfires.

The Woodward County Extension Office reports that those impacted by the "34 Complex" fire northwest of Woodward need more hay. Ranchers are completely out of hay and need donations immediately to help.

As of late Sunday, Oklahoma Forestry Services says the fire was 45 percent contained and had burned over 67,778 acres.

The Rhea Fire, which began burning near Leedey, was now burned over 245,000 acres in Dewey County. The fire has burned its way into both Custer and Woodward counties. See a breakdown of the multiple other fires here.

The fires have claimed the lives of two people. A large portion of Oklahoma is under a state of emergency. The state is considered to be under a chance for extreme fire weather on Tuesday.

Those interested in donating hay should 405-590-0160, 405-496-9329, or 405-397-7912

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