The Mooreland Fire started Monday afternoon northeast of Mooreland, a small town of 1,100 people about 140 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. It is now 60% contained, but the Oklahoma Department of Forestry Services is still asking residents to evacuate.
Firefighters are making progress battling a wildfire in Mooreland, Oklahoma, as more than 4,000 acres are scorched by miles-long flames. The wind fanned the flames as more than 30 agencies tried to keep the fire away from homes.
Volunteer firefighter battle 19,000-acre Mooreland fire in northern Oklahoma on Friday, as federal and state agencies worked with rural fire departments to battle the blaze.
On Friday, July 29, rural fire departments worked with federal agencies to fight the 19,072 acre Mooreland Fire in northern Oklahoma.
As of Wednesday, July 27, the Mooreland Fire had burned at least 29,800 acres and was 20 percent contained.
Officials at an oil field services company told reporters that they were confident that the fire would be fully extinguished by Saturday morning.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has approved additional aerial assets in response to the Moore land fire, according to the state secretary for the Oklahoma Department of agriculture. He also authorized National Guard air support and called in US Forest Service tankers, according to a news release.