UPDATE: Several fires in SWOK contained
SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) - UPDATE 12:30 A.M. - The fire in Cache is now contained.
A separate fire just north of Lone Wolf in Kiowa County that prompted evacuations earlier in the evening is also out, according to the Lone Wolf Fire Department.
UPDATE 11:01 P.M. - The evacuation order has been canceled for the area of Keeney Road and 277 in Elgin.
Residents can return to their homes, though Comanche County Emergency Management is urging people to be extremely careful as crews are still on the area and will be working throughout the night.
The fire in Elgin is contained. It’s not clear how much land was burnt or if there are any damages.
UPDATE 10:40 P.M. - The Comanche County Office of Emergency Management is asking people to avoid Lee Blvd. to Baseline Road from Airport to Deyo Mission due to heavy smoke from the grass fire.
They said the smoke from the fire has caused several accidents in the area.
UPDATE 10:03 P.M. - Crews are responding to another large grass fire in Cache near Airport and Woodlawn Road.
We will bring further details on this fire as they come in.
UPDATE 9:56 P.M. - Those who have been evacuated can shelter at Watchetaker Hall at 584 NW Bingo Road.
This is just off of I-44 at the Medicine Park exit.
The Red Cross will be on the location within the next 30 minutes.
ORIGINAL STORY - Comanche County Emergency Management is ordering an evacuation due to a large grass fire in the Shadow Ridge Estates area of Elgin.
According to an alert sent Friday night, they’re requesting people near Route 277 & Kenney Road to evacuate immediately.
You can count on 7News to keep you updated as we learn more.
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