UPDATE: Meers Fire Evacuation order lifted

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. - The Meers Fire Evacuation Order was lifted at 10am Sunday.  ALL residents will be allowed to return.

Fire crews minimized staff overnight to monitor the grass fire in northwestern Comanche County which has destroyed 11 homes and affected more than 30,000 acres.

A cold front which moved into the area around 12 a.m. brought a minimal amount of precipitation and higher humidity levels to help calm the fire.  With expectations of the front, fire personnel set controlled fire lines in order to allow the winds to push the fire into already burned areas.

Fire and law personnel from across the State and northern Texas responded to the massive wildfire which began Thursday afternoon near Oklahoma 49 on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.  Refuge officials have not released a cause of fire..

As of noon Sunday, Comanche County emergency management says fire is 100 percent contained.


11 total homes were destroyed (10 - Mountain Village, 1 - Post Oak Rd & North Dr).  An unknown number of outbuildings, barns and storage buildings have been destroyed.

Approximately 32,500 acres (50 square miles) have been affected.

Crews were able to preserve most structures in Camp Y'Shua, including the several homes which are in that area..


One law enforcement personnel was transported to the hospital Friday evening due to smoke inhalation.  One firefighter was transported to the hospital Saturday night after falling from a truck and receiving a concussion.  Several minor injuries were reported, those being treated and released.