KY firefighters heading west to help with Oklahome wildfires
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) dispatched four firefighters to the 350 Complex Fire to assist the state of Oklahoma as part of the Southern Wildland Fire Compact.
The employees, along with two, type-6 Wildland Fire Engines, departed from Kentucky Thursday morning and may be on assignment up to 14 days before returning home.
Arcing power lines caused the fire located approximately six miles north of Woodward, Oklahoma. As of yesterday morning, 55,308 acres have burned. Numerous local wildland task forces and Oklahoma Forestry Services employing five fixed wing Air Tankers are battling the blaze.