Major wildfire in Harmon County

Major wildfire in Harmon County

HARMON COUNTY, OK (KSWO) – Some of the 16 fire departments called to battle a large grass fire in Harmon County were able to leave late Thursday night.

According to the Blair Fire Department’s Facebook page, they were able to leave the blaze near Vinson around 11:30 p.m.

They were part of a Jackson County task force that helped fight the fire, which reportedly grew to about three-thousand acres southeast of Vinson and west of Mangum on Highway 9.
Several homes were threatened, but none were burned.
A Harmon County dispatcher was not sure of the fire's status at last check, but said the situation appears to have improved between Thursday night and Friday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: HARMON COUNTY, OK (KSWO) - Several fire departments have been on the scene of a large grass fire in northern Harmon County.
Emergency management officials said the blaze, which burned southeast of Vinson near Highway 9,  has already burned 2500 acres.

About 13 departments are working together to contain the fire.

No structures have been reported as damaged, but Harmon County Sheriff's officials said some were in the line of the fire.

It is unclear what started the fire, and residents have been asked to avoid the area.

More details to follow.

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