Wild fires ravage many parts of Oklahoma
Dozens of counties are reporting fires. Some of the worst hit areas are Slaughterville, Luther, Carnegie, Ft. Cobb and the Ninnekah/Alex areas. Cleveland, Oklahoma, Canadian, and Caddo Counties are taking the brunt of these fires.
Chinook choppers are dropping water on the large flames. Another evacuation has been ordered in another wild fire near Luther. Some residents in the Luther area have been asked to evacuate due to a fire in that area.
There are also large fires in Caddo County near Carnegie and Ft. Cobb
Reports say that 30 homes have burned in the Cleveland County fire.
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Firefighters are having a hard time completely dousing the hot spots and fires are starting up again in areas that were previously blanketed by fires.
There is an area near 120th and Mcguire Road in Cleveland County that is under a mandatory evacuation.
Some firefighter crews are being forced to abandon their posts because they are being overrun by the oncoming fires.
Mark Myers of the Oklahoma County Sheriff Dept. is saying there are reports of witnesses seeing a 2008 black or dark blue Ford F150 with red lettering on the side throwing fire devices from their truck. This is in the Luther area.
Reports are that firefighters are making progress on the fire near 120th and McGuire Road in Cleveland County.
Reports are coming in that they just closed the Turnpike at I-35 up to Chandler.
Fire is approaching the area of the Thunderbird Casino.
Mandatory evacuation in effect near 178th and Luther Road
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