Contact Us

Fires Breakout Across Wichita, Wilbarger Counties During Afternoon Hours


Photos courtesy of Aaron Galloway

Fire fighters from across Wichita, Archer and Wilbarger counties have had their hands full this afternoon with a series of fires. Fire damaged at least two structures near Kemp Blvd on Hwy 79. Sheriff’s deputies and WFPD closed roads for a time while firefighters battled the blaze. A fire in Burkburnett forced evacuations for a time in the area of Holman and Gresham Roads. Another fire in Wichita Falls also threatened some residences in the Sisk Road and Barnett area, but no evacuations were reported. A fire in Oklaunion forced Wilbarger County Sheriff’s officials to order evacuations there as well. As of late evening, all fires are under control or extinguished and all persons have been permitted back to their homes. No injuries have been reported with the fires. Volunteers from Wichita, Archer and Clay counties as well as the Burkburnett and Wichita Falls city fire departments fought the fires. Officials say the risk of fires spreading tonight is very low. Forecasters say cooler temps and slight rain chances are in the forecast as we move through the weekend.

More From NewsTalk 1290

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk1290.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on NewsTalk 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on NewsTalk 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!