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"Numerous communities" remain threatened by "Starbuck Fire" in Oklahoma, Kansas

The fire in Beaver and Harper Counties, as well as areas of Kansas, referred to as the "Starbuck Fire," is holding at around 30 miles long by 25 miles wide, according to Beaver County Emergency Management Coordinator Keith Shadden. (Photo: Oklahoma Forestry Service)

The fire in Beaver and Harper Counties, as well as areas of Kansas, referred to as the "Starbuck Fire," is holding at around 30 miles long by 25 miles wide, according to Beaver County Emergency Management Coordinator Keith Shadden.

Close to one million acres have burned in fires across Oklahoma. Crews are still working to assess the damage from the fires.

Shadden said several homes and outbuildings have been lost in the fire.

According to Shadden, crews are still working on hot spots and flare-ups from the fire. There were several overnight flare-ups but fire crews "have not been on a fire line as much since yesterday afternoon."

The latest fire situation report from the Oklahoma Forestry Service says the fire is 10 percent contained and about 715,484 acres have been burned. According to the report there have been "numerous residences, secondary structures, livestock and other infrastructure lost."

The situation report said numerous communities remained threatened as of Thursday morning.


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