Police Look For Arson Suspects In Wildfires Near Sand Springs
SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma - Wildfires near Sand Springs kept firefighters busy and forced the evacuation of the Osage Casino Friday night. Now police are searching for suspects in the suspicious fires.
Several fires burned for hours, forcing evacuations and road shutdowns. Fires burned from 129th to 177th West Avenue all the way up to Osage County.
The Osage Casino near Sand Springs was evacuated and served as a staging area for multiple fire crews.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol shut down sections of Highway 412 because the heavy smoke from area wildfires made it impossible for motorist to see safely. Some people left their homes but were able to head back inside.
Sand Springs Police say several people reported seeing two young men, possibly teenagers, on a red motorcycle starting the fires.
If you do happen to see these people or know anything that you think could help, call Sand Springs Police.