Wildfire Near Ochelata Continues To Burn

Thursday, March 15th 2018, 5:49 am
By: News On 6

Eleven fire departments continue to fight a wildfire early Thursday west of along the Osage/Washington County line.

The fire which started earlier this week has burned more than 800 acres.

Officials say firefighters from Ramona, Vera, Ochelata, Oglesby, Avant, Bartlesville, Dewey, Copan, Nelogoney and Washington County are exhausted but continuing efforts to stop the fire.

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Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox says firefighters are running low on supplies and they are seeking donations of Gatorade as well as cash to pay for fuel and equipment repairs.

Cox say the wildfire is only 20-percent contained.

Some of those fires have gotten pretty close to houses in the area, but none of the residents have been asked to evacuated just yet.