400,000+ Acres Burned In Rhea Wildfire

April 16, 2018 01:55 PM
 
Since the Rhea Wildfire began on Thursday, more than 400,000 acres have burned in western Oklahoma.

Since the Rhea Wildfire began on Thursday, more than 400,000 acres have burned in western Oklahoma. Drought conditions paired with wind gusts of up to 40 mph are helping the fire spread.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, two people have died because of injuries. As of Monday, the fire is roughly 3 percent contained, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.

Ranchers are caught in the crosshairs as the state catches fire.


Some ranchers have lost cattle in the blaze, reminiscent of the Starbuck fire that scorched 662,000 acres in the southern Plains last march.

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