Wildfires Contained In Oak Grove Area, One Structure Destroyed


Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:05 pm
By: News On 6


Crews from Oak Grove, Verdigris, and Rolling Hills were able to contain the wildfires in the Oak Grove area.

One fire damaged a well house and forced crews to shut down Highway 412 for an hour and a half between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The fires burned close to some homes, but no other structures were destroyed.

Wildfires continued to burn Thursday night in Creek, Cleveland, and Caddo counties, but state leaders said they were under control.

Early damage estimates are in tonight from Governor Fallin, who said some 380 homes have been destroyed across Oklahoma.

The wildfires have burned more than 171 square miles statewide.

That's more than 110,000 acres that have been charred.

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