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Red Horse Fire burns 2,549 acres northeast of Freedom Sunday


February 22, 2018

Brian Hofen took this shot of the Red Horse Fire just before dark on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 18.

Arcing electric lines in southerly winds gusting from 30 to 49 mph are believed to have started a wildfire three miles east of Freedom that burned 2,549 acres in northwest Oklahoma Sunday afternoon.

This is according to Woods County Emergency Director Ethan Feidler. He said the first call came in about 3:15 p.m. The fire burned the north and south sides of U.S. Highway 64 at the Red Horse Bridge west of Alva. Wicked orange flames raged as they fed on the fuel of the parched land shooting into the sky with billowing black smoke that could be seen for miles.

This is the first major wildfire...

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