How to help Oklahoma City and Logan County residents impacted by the fires

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Oklahoma City and Logan County residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes and businesses as firefighters battle multiple wildfires Friday afternoon.

One of the grass fires quickly scorched about 10 acres in the 1000 block of E Hefner Road by 1:50 p.m., according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Agencies across the state offer resources to those affected by the fires and there are many ways you can help:

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

The Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief activated it's feeding unit to help first responders.

Get help from the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers help to those impacted by the fires in Oklahoma City and Logan County with finding shelter and providing assistance.

If you would like to make a donation, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

2-1-1 Oklahoma

HeartLine Oklahoma is a resource available to Oklahomans that are in need of assistance. It is available 24 hours a day.

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Oklahoma fire, smoke map

Ways you can prevent fires

The Oklahoma City Fire Department recommends preventative measures to keep fires from starting in the first place.

  • Do not burn trash or piles of debris.

  • Do not throw cigarettes out the window of vehicles.

  • Do not park cars on grass.

  • Avoid using lawn mowers in dry vegetation.

  • Avoid all outdoor burning, including cooking and welding.

  • Obey all local city and state "burn bans."

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: How to help residents impacted by Oklahoma City, Logan County fires