DUNCAN — 2 firefighters hurt in SW Oklahoma wildfire
LAWTON (AP) — Two firefighters have been injured while helping battle a grass fire in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma.
Comanche County Commissioner Ron Kirby said Friday one firefighter received a slight burn and another had been overcome by the heat.
Kirby said he didn't know of any additional injuries or homes that have burned in the blaze, which started on Thursday.
State Rep. Don Armes of Faxon says firefighters are struggling to reach the flames because of the refuge's rocky, mountainous terrain. Calm winds are pushing plumes of smoke and ash northward toward the town of Meers.
Homes in the Mountain Village housing addition have been evacuated, and a shelter was set at up at the Meers Community Center.
Oklahoma Highway 115 is closed in the Meers area.