Since the Rhea Wildfire began on Thursday, more than 400,000 acres have burned in western Oklahoma. Drought conditions paired with wind gusts of up to 40 mph are helping the fire spread.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, two people have died because of injuries. As of Monday, the fire is roughly 3 percent contained, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.
Ranchers are caught in the crosshairs as the state catches fire.
Oklahoma is burning to the ground. Literally. pic.twitter.com/1pAyUsN1qf— Carl Wayne🇺🇸 (@_Master_Sean_) April 13, 2018
Unbelievable out of control situation in NW Oklahoma. Can’t begin to tell you how much these folk need your prayers!! pic.twitter.com/OVkDCLpnmX— WesternOkChaser (@westernokchaser) April 13, 2018
The #okfires ravaging #Oklahoma are bad. My thoughts & prayers are with those impacted & the brave responders.— Andy Coleman (@AndyColeman79) April 15, 2018
You can donate relief to orgs like the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation (https://t.co/hysd7wqb4k) or Oklahoma Farming & Ranching Foundation (https://t.co/p3oGDOQchB). pic.twitter.com/wZFkCV94CV
Some ranchers have lost cattle in the blaze, reminiscent of the Starbuck fire that scorched 662,000 acres in the southern Plains last march.
DONATIONS NEEDED! You can call Lapeer Farm and Garden and make a payment over the phone for anything you’d like to donate to go on our enclosed trailer headed down to Oklahoma #FarmersHelpingFarmers #HaulinHope #UnitedWeStand #AgTwitter pic.twitter.com/KPVnSvfA4M— Ag Community Relief (@AgComRelief) April 15, 2018