UPDATE 5:40 p.m. The fire is now stopped and crew are working several hot spots, Texas County Emergency Manager Harrold Tyson told Pronews 7. He confirmed two homes were lost during the fires and estimates crews will remain working to extinguish the hot sports for a few hours. UPDATE 5:10 p.m. Texas County Emergency Management says fire crews seem to be getting the fire under control at this time. He said the fire is being stopped at Road 31. He estimates the fire being around nine miles long.
UPDATE 4:10 p.m. According to Guymon Chief of Police, Eddie Adamson, an unknown number of homes were destroyed. He says homes in the area are being evacuated and officials are giving precautionary notices to people in the area.Texas County Emergency Manager Harrold Tyson tells Pronews 7 the fire is still out of control. Air drops were not available to the high wind in the area. The fire is now burning farmland, including wheat fields, he said. Highway 136 remains closed. UPDATE 3:40 p.m. Officials on scene tell Pronews 7 that area fire departments and support agencies continue to battle the blaze. Eddie Adamson, Guymon Chief of Police, said some structures have been lost.
UPDATE 3:27 p.m. The Texas County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the fire has crossed Highway 136. UPDATE 3:08 p.m. Highway 136 is also closed in the area, according to the Texas County Sheriff's Office. UPDATE 1:30 p.m.The Texas County Sheriff's Office is requesting any farmers with large tractors and disks to go to Hwy. 136 and Road N. The tractors are needed to help contain the grassfire.Previous P ronews 7 is learning of a large grassfire approximately 15 miles north of Guymon near Road O and Mile 22.
Guymon Fire Chief Clark Purdy says the fire started shortly after 11 a.m. on the side of the road. He did not know exact acreage but he said he estimates it at being more than 500 acres.
"The fire is going toward the east and we aren't able to get to it fast enough," he said.
Fire departments from across the Oklahoma Panhandle are responding, including Guymon, Yarbrough and Texhoma.
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