Wildfires in Oklahoma, Kansas now 63 percent contained - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Wildfires in Oklahoma, Kansas now 63 percent contained

(Source KSWO) (Source KSWO)

GATE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Forestry Services says four wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas that are blamed for one death in each state are now 63 percent contained.

OFS says firefighters continued patrolling the fires Tuesday, putting out hotspots and working to improve containment of the flames that have burned a total of more than 1,200 square miles.

The agency says the largest fire is the Starbuck fire that began near Gate and has burned more than 1,000 square miles in Oklahoma and Kansas. Other fires include the 283 fire near Laverne that's burned 108 square miles, the Selman fire near Fort Supply that's burned 74 square miles and the Beaver fire between Beaver and Elmwood that's burned about 4½ square miles.

A suspected cause of the fires has not been released.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

    Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:41 AM EDT2017-08-21 06:41:19 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:32:27 GMT

    American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

    American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

  • Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

    Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:31 AM EDT2017-08-21 07:31:25 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:22:37 GMT

    Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

    Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

  • Kourtney Smith takes home the Texoma Idol title

    Kourtney Smith takes home the Texoma Idol title

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:20:15 GMT

    We had a great turnout at Texoma Idol this weekend. Kourtney Smith ended up taking home the title. She was named the first ever Texoma Idol received a trophy and a silver ticket to guarantee her an audition with an American Idol producer. Smith was one of about 50 people who showed up to audition. We had phenomenal judges: Jeri Anderson, Lauren Nelson, and Greg Hoffner. They had quite the job because there were some amazing singers that auditioned. 

    We had a great turnout at Texoma Idol this weekend. Kourtney Smith ended up taking home the title. She was named the first ever Texoma Idol received a trophy and a silver ticket to guarantee her an audition with an American Idol producer. Smith was one of about 50 people who showed up to audition. We had phenomenal judges: Jeri Anderson, Lauren Nelson, and Greg Hoffner. They had quite the job because there were some amazing singers that auditioned. 

Powered by Frankly