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Oklahoma firefighters brace for busy wildfire season


December 14, 2017

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma firefighters are preparing for what could be a very dangerous wildfire season.

Some parts of Oklahoma haven’t seen measurable rainfall in weeks.

“All of this as you can see is dry as a bone,” said Mark Goeller, fire management chief at Oklahoma Forestry Services, referencing an area where the Freedom Fire burned in Creek County.

The fire burned 385 homes in 2012 and the devastated areas are still seeing the impact.

“This leaf litter is not very deep but the areas where it is will burn all the way to mineral soil,” Goeller said.

The Freedom Fire is just on...

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