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Wildfire Now 90% Contained along Oklahoma/Kansas Border

Oklahoma Forestry Service


Oklahoma Forestry Services officials are still investigating the cause of a wildfire that consumed an estimated 620 square miles of mostly rural land in Oklahoma and Kansas since last week. Fire personnel are focused on containing its spread.

Forestry Services spokeswoman Hannah Anderson said Monday firefighters have contained about 90 percent of the fire in both states, although significant areas continue to burn. Officials flew a plane over the fire Monday morning seeking a reliable estimate of the burn area.

Weather conditions are expected to worsen Monday as humidity drops and temperatures rise. Officials expect wind speeds up to 22 mph and gusts up to 30 mph in the northwest part of Oklahoma.

The agency plans to release a new fire-containment estimate Monday evening.