FIRE WARNINGS – Towns being evacuated in NW Oklahoma and Panhandle – Wildfires and smoke spreading across state, 50-60 mph west winds!

From most recent reports 8:40pm CT Monday 6 March 2017 – from Twitter…

  1. BEAVER CO.: US-270 is closed from south of Beaver to the US-412 junction due to grass fire. Find alternate route; do not drive into smoke.

  2. 709p-Storms will likely grow & affect Kay county within the next hour. Damaging wind & large hail may be possible.

  3. OK Emergency Mgmt Retweeted NWS Norman

    More fire evacuations in NW OK

    OK Emergency Mgmt added,

  4. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma until 3 AM CST

  5. OEM has issued a situation update to the wildfires occurring across the state

  6. Fire weather warning prompting evacuations. Follow all evacuation orders from local law enforcement.

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  1. Radar update, 7:25PM t’storms developing along cold front north central OK racing east at 45 mph.

  2. Starting to get lots of lightning with storm developing just NW of Ponca

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  1. Retweeted

    5/ As of 8:00 p.m., Goeller says Payne Co. fire is not contained and crews will remain to ensure all threats to control line are dealt with

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    4/ Goeller says a bulldozer built a control line along the fire’s eastern flank. Tactical plan is to use that line and stop fire there

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    3/ Want to make sure the eastern edge of the fire is secure before the winds are expected to shift tonight.

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    2/ says approx. 600 acres burned/burning as a part of the Payne Co. wildfire. Plan is to work perimeter along eastern flank

  5. Retweeted

    1/ Just got off the phone with Asst. Dir. & Fire Chief Mark Goeller.

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  1. OFS Task Force is working the fire at Ft. Supply in Harper County. Aircraft and personnel on the fire in Payne…

  2. Multiple large fires across the state. OFS has a crew and aircraft on the Starbuck Fire in Beaver County…

  3. Multiple large fires around the state at this time. Please use extreme caution with anything that can cause a…

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Retweeted

CLOSED due to wildfires: – US-270 from south of Beaver to US-412. – SH-34 btwn Woodward to US-64

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Towns in northwest Oklahoma evacuated due to wildfires

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  1. 752p-Storms so far have struggled to form in Kay county & points SW along the cold front due to sufficient capping.

  2. 741p-Urgent/Fire Warning for Fort Supply! Please take immediate action if currently in Fort Supply from nearby wildfires.

  3. 730p-Smoke from ongoing wildfires will spread SE tonight into central Oklahoma. Don’t be surprised if the air smells like smoke.

  4. Heads up Laverne & Buffalo in Harper county in far NW OK! A Fire Warning has been issued due to dangerous spreading wildfires.

  5. 709p-Storms will likely grow & affect Kay county within the next hour. Damaging wind & large hail may be possible.

  6. Several significant wildfires continue this evening in Harper & Woodward counties (NE of Laverne/SW of Buffalo/NE of Fort Supply).

  7. The severe storm risks tonight have been expanded west. The OKC metro area may be impacted 9p-Midnite with wind/hail.

  8. 613p-Fire Warning in effect for parts of Woodward county! Take action!

  9. Forecasters monitoring numerous large wildfires using GOES16 satellite imagery (preliminary non-operational data)

  10. High wind warning in effect through the afternoon for northwest Oklahoma. SW and W winds 35 to 40 mph, gusts close to 60 possible 

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http://okcfox.com/news/local/multiple-grass-fires-raging-in-northwest-oklahoma-and-the-panhandle

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Reported by Jim Lantern

LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Monday night, 6 March 2017

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5 thoughts on “FIRE WARNINGS – Towns being evacuated in NW Oklahoma and Panhandle – Wildfires and smoke spreading across state, 50-60 mph west winds!

  1. Tornado & wildfire at the same time? At the same place? That’s some crazy shit, right there.

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