OK Rural Firefighters Get Emergency Funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Cash-strapped rural fire departments across
Oklahoma will be getting much needed funding from the state this

Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Terry Peach said this morning that his department will be sending about $2,100 to each of the state's nearly 875 rural departments.

The fire departments have been hit hard by grass fires that have
burned more than $350,000 acres since November 1st and killed
at least two people.

The departments have gotten about one-fourth of their yearly
state funding and were to get the remaining funding in June.