12,000 Acres Burned near Indiahoma

A grass fire Northwest of Indiahoma in Comanche County grows to nearly 12,000 acres and is still burning. 

Public Information Officer Jacob Russell with Comanche County Emergency Management says the fire is about 15 miles long and 1 mile wide.

He says 16 fire departments and 4 task force teams are battling the blaze as a unified effort between Kiowa and Comanche Counties.

75 to 100 homes are threatened in the line of fire but so far no structures are involved.

Emergency Management says a grass fire began at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday morning near some railroad tracks, possibly sparked by a passing train. The fire sparked between Oklahoma Highway 54 and the Wildlife Refuge.

As of 11:00 P.M. tonight, officials say the fire is burning towards Highway 19, and crews will attempt to use it as a cut off point for the fire.

Thankfully, no injuries have been reported but officials say several firefighters have been treated and released for heat exhaustion.

We'll keep you updated as information comes in from emergency management.


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