Three fires near OK-KS border burned over 800,000 acres

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Three fires near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma are being managed as the NW Oklahoma Complex of Fires, comprised of the Starbuck, 283, and Selman Fires. The Starbuck fire, by far the largest, began east of of Beaver, Oklahoma and ran to the northeast into Oklahoma. The city of Ashland, 40 miles away, had to be evacuated and was later surrounded by the fire.

George Geissler, the Director of Oklahoma Forestry Services, announced on Wednesday that together these three fires have burned over 833,941 acres.

Other fires are burning in Kansas, Colorado, and in the Texas panhandle.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.