Firefighter Dies Battling Comanche County Wildfire; Mandatory Evacuation In Effect

News 9 - March 20, 2022 3:51 pm


UPDATE (2:47 p.m., March 20, 2022): According to Comanche County/Lawton Emergency Management, a firefighter battling the wildfire died Sunday afternoon.

Below is the original story.

The Comanche County and Lawton Emergency Management department has issued a mandatory evacuation for portions of the county due to a wildfire.

The evacuation order affects all residents and businesses in the following areas: Lake Ellsworth to U.S. Highway 62 and Northeast King Road to two miles north of the Caddo County-Comanche County line.

Authorities said they believe there is a severe threat to people’s lives or property and that action to leave the area should be taken immediately.


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