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Rain in the Forecast for Oklahoma Fires

19 Apr 2018, 9:42 am

After the Rhea Fire grew to 283,095 acres and only being 15% contained as of Thursday morning, Dewey County, among other counties in Oklahoma, is in desperate need for rain.

Rhea Fire in Oklahoma 15% Contained

UPDATE: This morning's operations map of the #RheaFire from Oklahoma Forestry Services has it at 15% containment. However, it's already burned more than 280,000 acres.

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lucky for them, there is some relief in sight.

Rain will fall Friday-Saturday for parts of OK and TX where fires have been growing rapidly

Rain is expected to fall Friday with better chances for rain on Saturday for parts of Oklahoma.

Because rain chances are not around until Friday, fire danger remains high to very high across a large portion of the state. The most significant fire danger is in the far western portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Also as of Thursday morning, the 34 Complex fire located in Woodward County was burning 67,778 acres and estimated at 45% contained.

While the Laverne and Hooker Fire were once of concern, crews say that they are at 80% and 100% contained, respectively.

Rhea Fire

Oklahoma’s Rhea Fire stood at 283,095 in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 18, growing by about 20,000 acres since the morning. The fire was three percent contained.

Posted by WeatherNation on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Rhea Fire started on April 12 and authorities are still unsure of what caused the fire.