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August 1, 2012

UPDATE: Stillwater-area wildfire consumes approximately 200 acres on Wednesday

STILLWATER, Okla. — Northeast Stillwater burned for the second time this week. Seven emergency agencies responded to a blaze near 32nd Avenue and Union Road where approximately 200 acres burned, Fire Marshal Trent Hawkins said.

Hawkins said no firefighters or residents were injured. Two abandoned mobile homes were destroyed. The fire’s cause is unknown, Hawkins said.

Hawkins said the fire was under control at 5 p.m. A National Guard helicopter assisted by dropping water in hard to reach wooded areas, Hawkins said.

 Even as firefighters, hindered by 113-degree temperatures, battled the 32nd street fire as a 9-mph wind blew flames southeast, another fire was reported on Wooten Road near State Highway 51.

Dozens of vehicles sprinted to and from the fire as crews worked to contain it.

It was the same location that keptfirefighters from 40 departments busy Monday. In those fires, 1,500 acres were burned along with several houses and barns.

Payne County remains under a burn ban. County commissioners initiated the burn ban last month.

Thursday’s forecast calls for a high of 115 with a low of 77. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will cool slowly with a high of 97 on Sunday. The forecast calls for more 100-degree temperatures Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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