Members of the Pottawatomie County Task Force assisted with the ongoing wildfire in Western Oklahoma.
“I've done this job for 22 years and have witnessed a lot of fires but this is by far the worst I've seen,” Tecumseh Fire Chief Aaron Williams said. “This fire has lived up to its historic forecast.”
The county task force went up on Sunday and put in an 11-hour day and then again on Tuesday for a 14-hour stint.
The task force was assigned to an area near Leedy and were able to protect three houses on Tuesday. The homes are still standing as of Wednesday, Williams said.
Crews with Tecumseh, Shawnee, Bethel Acres, Pink, McLoud, Maud, Asher, Tribbey and Konawa Fire Departments make up the task force.
Lincoln County firefighters also have been assisting in that part of the state and were working in specific areas on Wednesday.