Terlton Fire Claims Second Victim


Monday, August 15th 2011, 10:07 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TERLTON, Oklahoma -- A second person has died as a result of the massive grass fire in Terlton last week.

Firefighters in Pawnee County think someone intentionally set the fire that swept across the land swallowing 123 buildings -- 46 of those were houses.

Authorities say the second victim was a man in his 60s. He was trying to evacuate when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

He'd been in the hospital since then, but died Sunday morning.

The first victim's body was found Thursday morning in a charred home in Terlton. The man was last seen on Monday afternoon watering his house and lawn.

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