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August 10, 2012 - Wildfires in Oklahoma

Wildfires Before
Landsat 7
June 17, 2012
Wildfires After
Landsat 7
August 4, 2012
Wildfires Before
Wildfires After
June 17, 2012 August 4, 2012
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Oklahoma has joined several other states in being struck by wildfires during the widespread drought affecting nearly two-thirds of the conterminous United States this summer. In the August 4 image above, the brown tones represent vegetation destroyed by a fire that developed in late July in the Creek County area of northeastern Oklahoma. The fire burned over 91 square miles, causing a number of residents in Mannford and Kellyville to be evacuated. During the week of August 1, over 18 fires were burning in Oklahoma.