Fires race through parts of central Oklahoma
Exceptionally dry conditions, low humidity levels and higher wind speeds have created a rash of wildfires across Oklahoma.
Reports this evening say that crews are allowing people back into the town of Luther. In all there were about a dozen major fires. The smaller fires are just too numerous to count.
The worst hit area today is in Glencoe. The southern third of that town has been burned, but the majority of homes; as well as downtown and the school, are ok. That fire is still burning right now.
Another fire in Drumright has taken dozens of homes. There was so much concern that the fire would reach the town’s nursing home that all of it’s elderly residents were evacuated to the Cushing Hospital tonight.
There is also information about the Slaughterville fire just south east of Norman.
here are no new evacuations in this area, However, people who were evacuated from their homes yesterday are not being allowed to return home yet, as there are still several hot spots burning.
Residents there can take shelter at the Slaughterville Baptist Church.