Thanks to author Terri Farley for bringing this to our attention. This grass fire seems to be on the BLM’s Bartlesville Long Term Holding (now called “Off the Range”) Pasture. These wild horses are fenced in, and grass fires spread rapidly. I’ve contacted BLM’s Dean Bolstad and Debbie Collins asking for an update, and will relay any response to you. – Debbie Coffey
UPDATE: Debbie Collins of the BLM confirmed that there were no horses lost in the Oklahoma fire, and let us know they were waiting for an update on a fire in Kansas from their staff in Kansas. I have asked for an update when they get that information.
UPDATE #2: Debbie Collins stated that the Kansas fire was smaller and all wild horses are safe.
WATCH NOW: Wild Horses Escape Osage County Grass Fire
By: Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com
WATCH THE NEWS VIDEO HERE.
Grass fires in Osage and Washington counties are still burning Monday morning. Residents will smell smoke and can see the haze in the air.
Osage SkyNews 6 HD pilot Will Kavanagh flew overhead as wild horses escaped a fire line about five miles north, northwest of Ochelata Monday morning. Strong south winds continue at 20 to near 30 mph.
3/6/2016 Related Story: Massive Wildfire Makes Way Across Washington, Osage County Ranchlands
The fire began burning Sunday and continues in the rural area near the border of the two counties. Video shows the horses crossing a stream with ranchers nearby to help.
The horses don’t appear to be in any danger as they can get to land that has already been burned.