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July 31, 2012

Stillwater wildfires burn 1,500 acres, seven houses


Nearly 40 emergency departments armed with bulldozers, water trucks and a helicopter worked until 11 p.m. Monday to get two wildfires under control.

Stillwater Fire Marshal Trent Hawkins said Tuesday the combined fires burned 1,500 acres, seven mobile homes, 10 outbuildings, four vehicles, one tractor and three residences. No one was seriously injured, Hawkins said.

Hawkins said three firefighters and one deputy were treated and released due to heat exhaustion. He said one civilian volunteering to help direct traffic was treated and released after a vehicle escaping the fires clipped him.

“As long as we continue to have high heat, low humidity and windy conditions there is a high probability we will continue to see grass fires,” Hawkins said. He urged Payne county residents to exercise caution.

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