UPDATE: Governor Mary Fallin said she is talking with forestry officials about a statewide burn ban.
She said in a news conference they will make the decision on the burn ban “sometime this afternoon.”
GUTHRIE, Okla.- Fire crews continue to battle a large fire near Guthrie as hot spots are forcing firefighters to back track through charred woods.
Two Black Hawk helicopters from the Oklahoma National Guard have arrived on scene to help fight the flames from the air.
The hot spots that have reignited are in a heavily wooded area, making it extremely hard for firefighters to access that area.
Cedar trees are fueling the flames as the strong winds continue to spread the embers.
Officials are also trying to direct traffic near Industrial & Post Rd.
Thick smoke is making it extremely hard for drivers to see.
Winds are measuring around 30 miles per hour at this point.
Flames can also be seen rising above the treetops.
Keep those prayers coming for those in the path of the #guthriefire . It looked like they had it controlled. But it's flared up big time
— Donald Blondell Jr (@OKCStormCenter) May 5, 2014
The original blaze started as a controlled burn on Sunday but has since spread to cover hundreds of acres.
One person has been killed and EMSA says it has treated 36 people for minor injuries.
Those injuries include fatigue, smoke inhalation and dehydration.
This is a developing story.
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