Evacuations Ordered As Wildfire Flares In Lincoln County
LINCOLN COUNTY, Oklahoma - Another wildfire has sparked up in Lincoln County, between county roads 750 and 3520, to the southeast of Cushing, southwest of Drumright, and north of Stroud.
The fire has jumped state highway 99 near county road 740. Fire officials say that no structures have been burned in this fire yet.
Residents in the area from county road 3520 east to the Lincoln/Creek county line should evacuate the area at once.
Evacuations have also been issued for residents in the following perimeter: Schlegal Rd. (west) Oak Grove (east), county road 750 (south) and highway 33/Main St./E. Broadway (north).
The Cushing Police Department is preparing to evacuate residents living east of Oak Grove Rd. to Drumright city limits and between 9th St. and Fairlawn.
Cushing Police have also evacuated areas north east of the city, in the Dripping Springs area, to the areas between Norfolk and Euchee Valley and state highway 33 to Fairlawn.
The community of Oak Grove has also been evacuated.
Fire crews from eight different departments are on scene battling this fire.
Fire officials suggest evacuees head toward the north along highway 99, then west on highway 33 into Cushing.
Drumright Police shut down state highway 33 from state highway 99 to Stroud. It is back open just after 10 a.m. Sunday.
The American Red Cross is opening an Evacuation Center at the Cushing Senior Center at 203 E Cherry.