Liberal, KS

Now: 44 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 44 °F | Lo: 31 °F

Friday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 22 °F

Saturday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 27 °F

Sunday

Hi: 61 °F 

Lo: 25 °F

Monday

Hi: 43 °F 

Lo: 20 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Oklahoma Wildfires 40% Contained

Joe Denoyer - March 13, 2017 4:08 pm

Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas are now 42 percent contained, but a high fire danger continues in the region.

The agency said Monday that the largest fire is the Starbuck fire that began near Gate and has burned more than 1,200 square miles in Oklahoma and Kansas and is blamed for one death in each state. In Oklahoma, the 283 fire near Laverne has burned 108 square miles; the Selman fire near Fort Supply has burned 74 square miles; and the Beaver fire between Beaver and Elmwood has burned just more than 4 1/2 square miles.

A suspected cause of the fires has not been released.

OFS says firefighters continue patrolling the fires, putting out hotspots and working to improve containment of the flames.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma Senate District 27 Final Primary Results

Oklahoma Senate District 27 Final Primary Results By county breakdown: Murdock won Beaver County with 54.22...

Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves Housing and Economic Programs

The Liberal City Commission met Tuesday evening and after recognizing several employees with their 10 and...

Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Distinction Unveiled

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce unveiled its annual Men and Women of Distinction Calendar Tuesday  evening...