412 Fire Burns Over 29,000 Acres

Joe Denoyer - March 9, 2020 8:00 am

Courtesy of Alan Judy

A wildfire in Oklahoma over the weekend has burned more than 29,000 acres, and officials are working to assess the damage to buildings.
Dubbed the 412 Fire, the blaze in the state’s panhandle has been contained, according to the Oklahoma Forestry Services.

People in the towns of Beaver and Forgan in Beaver County were asked to evacuate Saturday as the fire was spreading quickly and threatened some houses.There are approximately 5,000 residents in the county.

A burn scar more than 15 miles long is visible on satellite images, the National Weather Service Amarillo said on Saturday.

The 412 Fire started just before 1 p.m. Saturday,According to the Forestry Services, a number of structures were lost and damage assessments are pending.

 

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