Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Two Injured in Fire Apparatus Crash During Oklahoma Grass Fire

One person ejected in head-on collision     Wildland Firefighter Staff OSAGE COUNTY, Oklahoma – The husband and nephew of television chef ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond were involved in a collision while battling a grass fire on the Drummond ...

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Grass Fire Destroys Oklahoma Fire Department Brush Truck

Freedom Hill department loses rig in brush fire     Wildland Firefighter Staff CREEK COUNTY, Oklahoma – News9 reports that a Creek County volunteer fire department lost their brush truck to flames during a grass fire on Monday. The Freedom ...

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Weather Shift Eases Oklahoma Wildfire Danger

Cooler temperatures and gentler winds     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say wind-whipped wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma that forced residents from their homes and destroyed two single-family residences were mostly contained Wednesday as cooler temperatures and gentler winds reduced ...

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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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