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Fire Event

March 5, 2009

A wildfire developed in Dewey county and spread rapidly northeast under favorable weather conditions. Temperatures had soared into the upper 80s/low 90s behind a dry line in central Oklahoma. Additionally, the air was quite dry with relative humidity values below 15% and strong southwest winds of 25-35mph, with higher gusts. These conditions combined with seasonably dormant vegetation lead to rapid fire growth and spread. The above wildfire spread towards Taloga in northeast Dewey County. The town was evacuated Thursday afternoon and a Fire Warning issued by the Norman NWS Office. The fire was extinguished on Friday but hotspots remained for a few more days.

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