Thousands of acres burned Thursday in wildfires across Oklahoma

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Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Friday in 55 of the state's 77 counties.

He says no injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service says risky fire weather conditions are expected in much of western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle through tomorrow, with low humidity and strong winds of 32-48 kph and gusts of up to 50 80 kph. The man was flown to an area hospital Friday morning, but his condition is unknown.

One-hundred percent of donations will be distributed to ranchers who have been affected by the fires. The two others were found Thursday.

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Evacuations were ordered for about 1,000 people in the Dewey County towns of Seiling, Taloga and Putnam, said Michelle Finch-Walker, spokeswoman for Oklahoma Forestry Services.

In Roger Mills County, more than 2,000 acres have burned in the Shaw Fire, south of Durham. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Oklahoma City TV station KFOR reports that some Woodward County residents were evacuated. The estimated size of that fire has was changed from 115,000 to 59,000 acres because of more accurate mapping, Finch-Walker said.

The National Weather Service says risky fire weather conditions are expected in much of western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle through Saturday, with low humidity and strong winds of 20-30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

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