ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The changing Geary, Oklahoma fire map 2012 prompted wildfire evacuations last night. The Geary, Oklahoma fire is roughly 2.5 miles south of Geary, officials tell news. And while the containment situation is improving, some residents are under mandatory evacuation today August 3, 2012.
The Geary, Oklahoma Fire is continuing to burn along US 281, roughly 2.5 miles south of Geary. In a news briefing today, Fire Chief Jeff Choate said that the swift burning blazed has already taken two thousand acres. One hundred fifty firefighters on scene were able to obtain fifty percent containment of the blaze last night.
But residents along US 281 near the fire are still under evacuation today. They have been routed to Geary City Hall where a temporary evacuation center has been set up.
Road closures were expanded near the fire last night. US 281 near I-40 was closes partially last night as the fire spread. No homes have been destroyed.
Geary is not under evacuation today. But fire officials warn news that, if the fire advances a 1/2 mile closer to town, they will begin evacuation notices for city residents.
City of Geary spokesman Terryl Allen says home evacuated in a rural area last night remain fine today. But he advised the fire is burning currently northward.