Firefighters brace for high fire danger

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 1:10 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Firefighters responded to three wildfires across the state Sunday morning.

Crews worked to extinguish a fire in Weldon, located in northeast Oklahoma, where the blazes had already scorched 50 acres before their arrival.

Firefighters were also sent to Maynor, located just south of Tulsa, and Mason, located west of Okmulgee.

Fire Information Officer Cliff Eppler says extra bulldozers and brush pumpers were sent to the locations. He says the total number of acreage burned at the three locations hasn't been calculated.

Eppler says no injuries or structural damage was reported.

Wildfires have scorched more than 411,000 acres, destroyed more than 250 homes and businesses and caused two deaths since November 1st.