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Efforts to Extinguish Rhea Fire in Dewey County Wraping Up with Complex Reportedly 99% Contained

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:49:33 CDT

Efforts to Extinguish Rhea Fire in Dewey County Wraping Up with Complex Reportedly 99% Contained The Oklahoma Forestry Services announced the Rhea Fire Complex in Dewey County is now 99 percent contained with an affected area of approximately 286,196 acres, in its latest status report of the situation. Read the OFS's full report below and follow embedded links for additional information.


Current Fire Situation: The fire’s current containment is 99 percent and estimated size is 286,196 acres. One hundred and thirty people remain assigned to the incident. Some crews will go to the field this morning to do one last inspection and clean up. By the end of shift today, all crews, equipment, and most support personnel will be demobilized. Southern States Incident Management Team (IMT) members will remain to remove all traces of the ICP from the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford Friday.


At this morning’s briefing, Operations Section Chief John Raulerson thanked the firefighters and told them, “I’m very pleased wth your hard work, professionalism, and for setting this up for Oklahoma and BIA folks to pretty much watch it.” The IMT will transfer command of the incident to local land-management units—Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)—on Saturday morning, April 28.


The Southern States IMT, under the command of Keith Mousel, would like to thank cooperators and community members for their support throughout the suppression efforts. The team is very grateful to Southwestern Oklahoma State University students, faculty, and staff for their support and for allowing the ICP to reside in such a beautiful and convenient facility.


This is the last fire update the IMT will produce. OFS will continue to put out a fire-situation report (www.forestry.ok.gov/situation-reports) and update social media (links above). The BIA will update its Facebook page (link above) with fire information as needed.


Burn Ban: The governor’s burn ban, which applies to thirty-six western- and central-Oklahoma counties, including the four affected by the Rhea Fire remains in effect (bit.ly/2F6oBvF, case sensitive).


Affected-Citizen Support Services: Anyone affected by the Rhea Fire is encouraged to learn about relief services by going to the multi-agency resource center (MARC) at Woodward Conference Center April 27–28. For more information, go to bit.ly/2K4jZd9 (case sensitive).


Residents who have experienced property damage as a result of the Rhea Fire can submit that information to Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM) through an online survey (bit.ly/2vvVNND, case sensitive). The survey is not an application for or guarantee of assistance, but information obtained from the survey will be used by OEM, in coordination with volunteer agencies, to increase the effectiveness of response and recovery efforts.


Source - Oklahoma Forestry Services




   

 

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