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Byline: Sonya Colberg
Sep. 21--Oklahoma farmers struggling with some $600 million in drought losses are watching helplessly as fire adds to their losses.
Flames have leapt through parts of Oklahoma recently, with big fires this week eating up about 100,000 acres and burning some 50 homes statewide.
"With the dry weather, it's doing a lot of devastation in the area," said Nathan Anderson, a Payne County extension educator specializing in agriculture. He estimated that some 2,000 acres to the west, east and north of Stillwater went up in flames Monday. A fire in Bristow was still burning Wednesday, he said, and one east of Stillwater and south of Glencoe rekindled Tuesday.
"When the fires ignite, the heat intensity, the rapid movement of the fires and with the cedar trees in our area, it's like setting off a bomb," Anderson said. "It's almost …