OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Governor Mary Fallin will get a firsthand look at the damage massive wildfires have spread across parts of western Oklahoma.
According to the Governor’s office, Fallin will travel to Taloga on April 23 to meet with officials at the Multi-Agency Resource Center. Fallin and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood will receive an on-scene update about the wildfires, including the extensive Rhea Fire that’s scorched more than 288,000 acres.
Governor Fallin is then slated to meet with the press.
Fire crews have been battling the extensive fires over the past week and gained some ground with weekend rain showers. According to the Oklahoma Forestry Services last report on April 22, the Rhea Fire in Dewey County was 49% contained. The 34 Complex Fire in Woodward County is also now 85% contained.