Oklahoma’s Rhea Fire did not grow significantly overnight and stood at 288,694 acres on Saturday, April 21. Rain overnight helped firefighters and continued wet, cool weather would keep fire activity to a minimum, officials said.
The containment level rose to 29 percent, and the windy conditions before Friday night’s rain did not contribute to a significant increase in fire activity as anticipated, officials said.
A thicket of cedar trees south of Seiling also flared up on Friday, and this video from Verdigris Fire District shows the fire coming out of a group of trees in that area. The firefighters were working to protect a house in the area. Credit: Verdigris Fire District via Storyful