Local firefighters deploy to help with Okla. wildfires

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OKLAHOMA (KXII) -- Wildfires continue to rage in Northwest Oklahoma for the fourth straight day and claimed the first civilian fatality in Dewey County.

We are told a woman died in her vehicle at a home near Seiling but her name hasn't been released.

More than 240 acres have been destroyed along with homes and live stock.

The winds are making it impossible to get control of the flames.

Local firefighters like those from Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Johnston, Marshall and Pontotoc Counties have been sent up to help in the effort.

Oklahoma State University tells us their Cooperative Extension is coordinating agricultural supplies such as hay and other services through its county offices, as part of wildfire recovery efforts.

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