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Wildfire forces evacuation of northern Woodward County

Part of northern Woodward County is being evacuated Tuesday afternoon as a wildfire rages in the area, the Woodward County Office of Emergency Management reported.

A red flag warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday for much of northern and western Oklahoma. Forecasters said that any fires that do break out are likely to spread quickly due to hot, dry conditions and high winds.

Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›