Prayers and Donations Needed as Fire Recovery Starts

At least one person perished and many families lost homes and livestock to fires raging through much of District 59. High winds and a five-month drought have made these fires among the worst in years.

Last week and this week, fires burned in Putnam, Vici, Seiling Taloga, Oakwood, east of Leedey and east of Camargo, consuming more than 280,000 acres in the Rhea fire in Dewey County.

In Woodward, several homes have been lost and more than 70,000 acres burned in the 34 Complex fire. Thousands of head of livestock have perished or are missing in Dewey and Woodward Counties. Fire lengths have reached up to 225 feet.

 

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