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July 25, 2012

NEW: Stillwater, area firefighters battle wildland fire near Interstate 35 south of State Highway 51

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater firefighters joined other area firefighters battling a raging wildland fire near Interstate 35 south of State Highway 51 Wednesday afternoon.

A wildfire also was reported near Coyle Road and 80th Street.

The National Weather Service reported a temperature of 103 degrees at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, with a 20-mph wind.

Extremely dry and hot conditions prompted Payne County commissioners to ban outdoor burning earlier this month. Nearly half Oklahoma's 77 counties have enacted burn bans as a drought and triple-digit temperatures continue. There was no immediate information on the cause of Wednesday afternoon's fires.

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