“LET’S LOOK CLOSER” Tonya Tipton is a Shawnee citizen and has been serving as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in a full-time capacity for the past two years. Tonya joined the tribe’s staff as Enrollment Officer in 2016, but she also helped coordinate the tribe’s responses to the numerous requests for consultation that pour […]
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 15, 2021, a grass fire was reported approximately 20 miles west of Guymon, OK. This fire, at last report, had consumed some 400 acres of land, with more being threatened.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Texas County Emergency Manager has requested a partial evacuation of the Town of Guymon to prepare for the potential risk to the area. The following warning was transmitted:
“AN ONGOING WILDFIRE WEST OF GUYMON WILL THREATEN THE WEST EDGE OF THE TOWN OF GUYMON. RESIDENTS OF GUYMON WEST OF SUNSET LANE AND COUNTY ROAD 30 ARE REQUESTED TO EVACUATE TO THE NORTH OR SOUTH OF GUYMON TO AVOID THE PATH OF THE FIRE. OTHER RESIDENTS OF GUYMON ARE URGED TO BE ALERT FOR AND HEED EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.”
Please take all precautions necessary to protect yourself. Winds in the area are in excess of 40 mph and can cause erratic fire behavior.
The Shawnee Tribe Office of Emergency Management (STOEM) is aware of at least two Shawnee Tribe employees in the area who have evacuated their homes. Tribal leadership will continue to monitor the situation and will offer assistance to those in need as the situation progresses.
Please contact the Shawnee Tribe Office of Emergency Management at (918) 542-2441 if you require assistance.
Locations available for evacuees at this time:
Victory Center at NW 5th and N Quinn
Connection Church at 1901 N Lelia
Emergency Management at 2906 Tumbleweed Drive
Listen to KKBS 92.7 for ongoing updates.