A coalition of firefighters from five states on Friday worked to contain a wildfire near Woodward in northwestern Oklahoma. The flames scorched more than 57,000 acres.
High winds caused power lines to arc earlier in the week, sparking the fire. Those same winds spread the flames over ninety square miles of dry grassland in Woodward and Harper Counties. No one has been hurt, but farm equipment was engulfed. Fence posts and power poles were torched. A full assessment is underway, but several buildings were likely damaged by flames.