Smoke from northwest Oklahoma wildfires Wednesday may move into Oklahoma City

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The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said multiple homes have been lost.

Officials report that "normal" tactics to fight the fires aren't working in these abnormal conditions and at least one Type 6 Engine was burned and destroyed April 12.

Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said the forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors. "The fire lines here are still mostly the same".

The Oklahoma Forestry Services says another wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma has burned more than 375 square miles (970 square kilometers) of land. Monday temperatures reached the mid-80s with humidity as low as 10 percent and wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. Wind gusts of 40 miles per hour are forecast, half as strong as on Tuesday.

There are now 1,332 firefighters now battling the Rhea Blaze, according to PIO Ryan Backstar. Highest winds are forecast for north of US Highway 412.

Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Today's map of the 34 Complex Fire from Oklahoma Forestry Services shows no change in acreage or containment.

Firefighters took the opportunity as winds remained steady to intentionally set one woman's field ablaze, in an effort to reduce the available fuel whenever the winds do decide to shift, which has happened overnight multiple times since the fire sparked last Thursday.

Deb Beard, a commander of the Southern Area Incident Management team sent by U.S. Forest Service, described the conditions as terrifying.

The Dewey County Sherriff has recommended residents of the town of Seiling to evacuate, as wildfires threaten the community.

"The winds are coming, but wet weather is supposed to be coming too, and we're hoping the wet weather will arrive", Nichols said.

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