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Massive fire burning in northern Oklahoma, Kansas

Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services) Large 397,420 acre Anderson Creek continues to threaten communities and homes in its path. (Source Oklahoma Forestry Services)

WOODS COUNTY, OK (KSWO) –A massive fire between Oklahoma and Kansas continues to grow because of high winds and dry conditions.

The massive 397,420-acre fire started about 15 miles west of Alva, OK, and Oklahoma Forestry Services say none of it has been contained.

“Cooperation between county, state and out of area resources is critical,” said Drew Daily, incident commander. “Given the complexity of the incident, we will transfer command of the fire to a Type 2 Incident Management Team remaining in Unified Command with Woods County to effectively manage and suppress this large wildfire.”

Oklahoma Emergency Management is assessing damage from the fire, and several communities are being threatened by the blaze. Some structures have already been lost.

An incredibly high fire danger is still present Thursday because of low relative humidity and winds around 10-15 mph with gusts of 20 mph or higher.

Any current or new fires have the possibility of burning and spreading rapidly. Given that fires can spread so rapidly under these conditions, everyone is asked to report any smoke or fires to their fire department.

A county burn ban is currently in effect for Harper and Cimarron counties, both are in the panhandle region of the state. Burn bans are not in effect anywhere in the state.

However, most of the western half of Oklahoma is under a fire weather watch.

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