Comanche County firefighters help Taloga

There's a huge fire burning this morning near Taloga, Oklahoma.  And now, volunteer firefighters from Comanche County are heading north to help.

Members of Flowermound, Cove Acres, Paradise Valley, Fletcher and Elgin formed a task force.  They met at Central Mall in Lawton this morning, as they geared up for the trip.  It's at the request of State Emergency Management.

As for the firefighters, they say they're happy to help.

"We're actually getting to return the favor from the fire we had a year ago in the slick hills.  We needed help across the state and they brought a task force in to help us.  We're returning the favor for them at this time," said Emergency Management Director Clint Wagstaff.

Folks in Taloga had to be evacuated yesterday because of the wildfire raging in the area.

Take a look at the radar image on the left.  You can see the greenish color above Taloga, that's actually smoke.

At one point, the fire was so large it stretched from one end of the county to the other.  Ash from the blaze fell as far away as Enid, some 50 miles to the northeast.