Near Freedom, Oklahoma | A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon around 1737 hours PST. Around 2030 hours PST Social Media was in shock and awe of a wildfire reportedly 10 miles long and possibly one mile wide in the northwest region of Oklahoma. The wildfire has been named the Red Horse Fire.
Resources | There are approximately eight-to-ten county fire departments on-scene with an unknown number of personnel. An OFS Task Force was deployed around 1448 PST.
Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.
Current Status | The fire was said to be still burning into the late night and at a 0% containment status. We have reached out to the Oklahoma Forestry Services for an update on number of acres burned, number of personnel and containment status since their last update was three to four hours ago (at the time of this posting).
Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed. There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.
Fire Weather | Current weather conditions in the area are 61*F with partly cloudy conditions and winds at 20 m.p.h. Humidity is at 80%.
Fire Photography | Photo Credit: Oklahoma Forestry Service (OFS)
Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire
ABOUT FREEDOM, OKLAHOMA | Freedom is located in Woods County, which is about 25 miles west of Alva (pop. about 5,000) on State Highway 64 and on the banks of the Cimarron River. In 2010, Freedom had a population of only about 289 residents.
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2240 PST