Firefighters from county travel to fight
After sending men and trucks for three straight shifts to help fight wildfires near Seiling and Mooreland, it appeared Custer County’s Fire Task Force would get to tend to matters closer to home Tuesday.
Beginning about 10 p.m. Sunday, county firefighters – with assistance from Bessie and Hydro – spent roughly 24 hours helping bring a fire south of Seiling and another east of Mooreland under control. The big question was whether they would stay controlled, since the area was expecting some of its hottest temperatures ever for this time of the year accompanied by strong, blustery winds and extremely low humidity.
Unlike another fire east of Guthrie that was getting most of Oklahoma’s media attention, the two in this part of the state caused no deaths and no reported loss of homes. One man had perished near Guthrie and six homes had been destroyed in that area as of late Monday night.