Published Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Credit: Vici FD

The 217 FIRE is located six miles northeast of Mooreland, Oklahoma, where extreme fire behavior has been observed along with win-driven runs, backing, and torchings.

There have been 4,000 acres of timber, tall grass and brush destroyed.

Homes are under threat.

About 116 total personnel from various fire agencies are working on the fire line along with 43 engines.

Vici Fire Department: They dispatched two trucks and four personnel Monday evening around 1930 hours. Then a relief crew of five personnel went out on Tuesday morning with an additional tanker and one member.

Cleo Springs Fire Department

Mooreland Fire Department

Sharon Fire Department: Firefighters have been on this wildfire for the last two days.

ALERT: There has been and will be a wind shift today. Smoke from the 217 Fire can be smelled in the Sharon area. If you see smoke or flames please call 911.

Elmwood Fire: “Please say a prayer and keep all the firefighters in your thoughts not only at the 217 fire but across our state…. We desperately need some rain ….. We appreciate everyone that’s bringing in food, water and anything else to help these VOLUNTEERS!!!!!”

Greenleaf Volunteer Fire Department: “It has been a long 24 hours for our crews. We have been on the 217 Fire NE of Mooreland, with the Woods County Task Force since last night. We are now on our 3rd crew rotation, with plans to send another crew in the morning.

Credit: GVFD

Thank you to our Volunteers who drop what they have going on, to spend their Days and Nights battling these Beasts!”

Carmen Fire & Rescue: Alfalfa County Task Force has made it home from spending all night on the 217 fire near Mooreland. Carmen VFD and the county task force have responded to Major, Beaver, Harper, Blaine, and Woodward Counties so far this fire season.

Oklahoma Forestry Services: “217 Fire (Woodward County) Six miles northeast of Mooreland is estimated at 4,000 acres.

Credit: OFS

OFS working alongside multiple county fire department task forces. The topography also adds to the fire’s complexity as it burns down into draws and canyons.”

The cost-to-date as of today is now $95,000.

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