March 11th, 2011
06:06 PM ET

Wildfires burning across Oklahoma prompt emergency declaration

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties as more than two dozen wildfires spread across the state, causing evacuations.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all Oklahomans who have been impacted by these fires as well as our emergency responders in harms' way," Fallin said. "We know homes, as well as other property, have been lost and we will work to do everything we can to help Oklahomans during their time of need."

Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

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  1. Cesar

    @Jason22: Not all people from Oklahoma are dumb rednecks. So you shut the fukushima up Jason.

    March 12, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. brad1001

    The prairie burns every spring. either thru controlled burn off or lightning strike or such. Sometimes it gets out of control.

    March 12, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Okmuggle

    ...all just way too much smoke and mirrors, hope everyone's ok

    March 12, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Buford

    And what abuot the fier fighters. Give them a raise. If you want them to help rednechs help them. Have you seen the price of milk laetly.

    March 12, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Come on ok rain, they need you.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. pw

    To the people of oklahoma, hang in there. The governor and her teabag idiots need to realize that they going have to swallow their pride and ask for help.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pw

    To the people of oklahoma why do you vote these right wing nutjobs into office who claim they are god fearing? When are you people going to realize that Glenn beck is not god and that the bible says you do not worship false idols before him, for I am jealous god.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tracyrobert267

    In a traditional refinance, insist on a good-faith estimate of the costs up front, before you give the lender a penny, search the web for "123 Mortgage Refi" I would strongly recommend them. They got me 2.891% rate!

    March 14, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
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