Firefighter fatality on a wildfire north of Lawton, OK

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Map King Road Fire
Map showing the location of the King Road Fire.

On Sunday March 20 a firefighter was fatality injured on a fire about 15 miles north of Lawton, Oklahoma. Amy Hawkins, a Public Information Specialist for Comanche County said it occurred at the NE Kings Road and Lake Ellsworth Fire. NE Kings Road is on the west side of Lake Ellsworth approximately 60 air miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Crews were still working at the fire when the information was released around noon on Sunday.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday the fire had burned 190 acres and was being pushed by 20 to 25 mph winds gusting out of the south at 30 mph with humidity of 15 percent. A Red Flag Warning was in effect until 9 p.m..

On Thursday firefighters were battling the 62 Fire that burned a swath about 10 miles long, north of Hwy. 62 and east of Hwy. 183 approximately 23 miles west of Lawton near Indiahoma.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Firefighter fatality on a wildfire north of Lawton, OK”

  1. My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fire crew family of the firefighter who paid the ultimate price on Sunday, 20 March 2022, at the NE King’s Road and Ellsworth Lake Fire. May their heroism, work ethic and devotion to fire service be an inspiration to all of us to be the best at what we do! God’s blessings! ❤️

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