Wildfire in Beaver County 29,120 acres, 50% contained

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BEAVER COUNTY, Okla. (KFDA) - Oklahoma Emergency Management is conducting damage assessment while fire crews continue to improve control lines, mopping up and suppressing hot spots in Beaver County today.

According to the Oklahoma Forestry Services, the fire is 50% percent contained and spans an estimated 29,120 acres.

Residents in Beaver and Forgan had been advised to evacuate on Saturday. Officials say some structures have been lost in this fire, but damage assessment is pending. Residents are asked not to try to return to homes that may have burned.

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Posted by Beaver County (OK) Emergency Management on Sunday, March 8, 2020
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Beaver County (Source: KFDA)

Authorities say the wildfire started on Highway 412 and headed north towards Beaver.

The wind-driven fire moved about 14 miles from where it originally sparked and has burned over 13,000 acres.

Multiple fire departments and the Oklahoma and Kansas Forestry Services are working on structure protection and fire-line construction.

Officials say a few people had smoke inhalation and were taken to the hospital.

Yesterday, Oklahoma fire crews responded to 19 wildfires.

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