Oklahoma residents survey wildfire damage; 1 dead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Residents in an Oklahoma community where a wildfire killed one person, burned thousands of acres and destroyed homes are returning to survey the damage.

Meanwhile, firefighters continue to battle the blaze that started Sunday in Guthrie. It was about 75 percent contained Monday afternoon.

Forecasters say the fire danger will get worse before it gets better, with temperatures to reach 100 on Tuesday and daytime wind gusts to grow stronger.

Fire officials in the community about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City say the blaze has burned 3,000 to 3,500 acres and destroyed at least six homes so far.

Logan County did not have a burn ban in place when the fire broke out. Fire officials are investigating to determine whether any criminal conduct occurred when it was set.


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