Starting in early August, a series of Oklahoma wildfires burned some 52,000 acres, destroying at least 121 homes and businesses. A fire near Luther, Oklahoma, destroyed about 50 homes and buildings before it was contained on August 4. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the drought and the wildfires. Thankfully, no fatalities were reported from this disaster. A month later, wildfires broke out from lightning strikes on the dry eastern side of Cascade Range, primarily in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. These fires burned at least 157,000 acres during September and October in Washington State.