Wildfires Continue To Ravage NW OK
SEILING, Oklahoma - The potential for wildfire growth is now being called explosive as weather conditions aren't helping firefighters contain the flames.
In Seiling, News 9 StormTrackers Val and Amy Castor watched as flames narrowly missed a home, only to have it creep back late and destroy it.
One of the contributing factors is wind gusts estimated between 40 and 50 mph.
Gov. Mary Fallin issued a state of emergency for 52 Oklahoma counties, including Dewey County.
Evacuations were ordered Tuesday for Oakwood and Seiling.
The Rhea fire has now burned nearly 249,000 acres
Just northwest of the Rhea fire, the 34 Complex fire is still burning more than 67,000 acres.