RED HORSE FIRE
Incident Summary | The Red Horse Fire that began on Sunday, February 18, 2018, that was began in the afternoon was said to be approximately ten miles long and about one mile wide continues to burn near Freedom, (Woods County) Oklahoma.
Resources | 150 firefighters are on the fire line which also include an OFS Task Force, one Air Attack Platform, one Type 1 Airtanker and Aerial Supervisor Module, two Type 1 helicopters and one OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform.
Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.
Current Status | According to the OFS at midnight on Sunday, the fire had gained some ground and scorched about 3,600 acres so far but firefighters have gained a ten-percent containment status.
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 consist of cloudy skies, temps of 39*F, winds at eleven-miles-per-hour and 57% humidity.
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.
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