Veterans Lake Fire (Wildfire)

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The Veterans Lake Fire started as a controlled burn (brush pile) on private land on Saturday evening, March 19, 2022. It escaped containment at approximately 6:30pm on Sunday, March 20, 2022 and spread quickly into Chickasaw National Recreation Area. As of 10:00 am Monday 21, 2022, it is estimated at 3200 acres with 40% containment. Rain is forecast for the area throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday, which is expected to greatly aid containment efforts. Areas evacuated for the fire include Rock Creek Campground in the park, and private residences on Claremore Avenue and Limbyard Drive southeast of the park. Closures are in effect for the park. Northwest and Southwest Perimeter Road are closed to traffic. Area closures include Rock Creek Campground, Bromide Hill, Bromide Pavilion and Picnic Area, Walnut Grove, Black Sulphur Springs, Veterans Lake, Veterans Lake Trail, Cats Eye Road, the Multi-Use Trail system, the Bison Pasture Loop Trail, the Bromide Hill Trail, the Rock Creek…

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