WOODWARD COUNTY, Okla. – Officials are asking some residents in Woodward County to evacuate due to a massive wildfire.
Tuesday afternoon, the Woodward County Emergency Management sent out an alert about a wildfire that is burning out of control approximately 10 miles east of Ft. Supply.
“Businesses and residents in the area from County Road North South 207 and Highway 50 and from East West County Road 21 and East West County Road 32 should evacuate to the west,” the Woodward County Emergency Management said in the alert. “Travel west to Highway 34 then south to Woodward.”
145 pm: Wildfire north of Woodward. People in outlined area should evacuate per county emergency management. pic.twitter.com/LcVk6zAOvE
— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) April 5, 2016
The Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Pioneer Room at 1212 9th Street in Woodward.
The Oklahoma Forestry Services says it has dispatched multiple units to assist with the large fires.