Backfiring vehicle starts wildfire, three structures burn

The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon south of Geary Oklahoma

A mobile home and two storage buildings were destroyed south of Geary, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon in a wildfire. According to Brian Snow, Canadian County Emergency Management interim director, a backfire from a vehicle on residential property started the fire. Four acres burned in the fire which was near the Cherokee Trading Post near Interstate 40.

Firefighters have been very busy in Oklahoma in the last few days. A fire near Kaw Lake has burned approximately 600 acres since Wednesday.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

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