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He called for help on the radio, then silence, before flames consumed a fire truck

Flames consumed this fire truck near Butler, Oklahoma.
Flames consumed this fire truck near Butler, Oklahoma. Courtesy Photo

A yell for help went out over the firefighter's radio. Then silence.

There was "nothing for what seemed like forever," Butler Volunteer Fire Department and EMS said in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.

The fire truck caught on fire.

"Minutes later two firefighters were spotted making their way out of harms way from the smoke and flames that over took them," the post said.

The volunteer fire department in Butler, Oklahoma, said the fire truck was a total loss. Six photos on Facebook show the burnt and charred truck in a blackened field with smoke and ash blowing in the wind.

"These pictures show just how devastating a wild fire can be," the post said. "... God was looking out for our firefighters today."

The fire department asked for donations to get another brush truck. Donations can be mailed to the Butler Volunteer Fire Department and EMS at P.O. Box 145 Butler, OK 73625.

The flames that destroyed the Butler truck were part of the larger Rhea Fire in western Oklahoma, which has burned over 280,000 acres, KFOR reported.

Watch as firefighters for the Sublette Fire Department drive into a grass fire in Stanton County. Wildfires in southern Colorado had spread across the Kansas border.

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