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Crews battle numerous wildfires, grass fires on high-risk day in Oklahoma

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Crews in more than a dozen towns, cities or counties in Oklahoma battled wildfires Tuesday, a day that authorities entered knowing there was a high risk for grass fires and wildfires.

KOCO 5 sent crews to Mooreland, Fargo, McLoud, Jones and the Oklahoma City metro, capturing the moments when crews battled the blazes. Below is a list of fire reports Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management received Tuesday.

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  • Custer County Emergency Management reported a fire in Moorewood, where crews from several neighboring fire departments responded. No structure damage was reported.
  • Dewey County Emergency Management reported a fire in Oakwood. Fire crews from Canton, Eagle City and Seiling responded.
  • Ellis County Emergency Management reported residents had to be evacuated because of a wildfire near Fargo and Gage. Evacuations have since been lifted.
  • Hominy Emergency Management reported a wildfire west of Hominy.
  • Johnston County Emergency Management reported a wildfire 2 miles east of Fillmore.
  • A wildfire was located in Kingfisher County near Cashion along the Cimarron River. The fire is expected to burn overnight.
  • Lincoln County Emergency Management reported a wildfire on 3430 Road near Sparks.
  • Muskogee County Emergency Management reported a fire northwest of Haskell.
  • Newkirk Emergency Management reported a fire at Northeast Pecan Road and East Adobe Road, north of Kildare in Kay County.
  • Noble County Emergency Management reported a fire at U.S. Highway 177 and Badlands Road, east of Marland. The highway was temporarily closed because of the fire.
  • Pottawatomie County Emergency Management reported a fire in the northern part of the county. Crews with McLoud and Prague fire departments have contained the fires.
  • Rogers County Emergency Management reported about 10 small fires burned throughout the day, including a fire in Collinsville that burned 300 acres.
  • Stillwater Emergency Management reported that the fire department responded to two fires earlier in the day and responded to a third fire Tuesday night near 44th Street and Vassar Road.
  • Woodward County Emergency Management reported that residents in Mooreland were evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of a wildfire. The evacuation order has since been lifted.

The American Red Cross provided 250 meals for firefighters in Mooreland and Fargo and operated an evacuation shelter in Woodward.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Oklahoma's request for Fire Management Assistance Grants for the fire that prompted evacuations in Mooreland, Fargo and Gage. The grants will reimburse local governments, volunteer fire departments and other first responders for costs associated with responding to the fires.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported more than 15,000 power outages across the state.

Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information is encouraged to call 211. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing that number.

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