Governor asks Oklahomans to pray for rain

Sunday, January 8th 2006, 11:17 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ As fire crews are being sent across the state to monitor wild fire hot spots, the governor is asking Oklahomans to pray for rain.

Fire crews from North Carolina were sent Sunday morning to an area just north of Coalgate to help tame a wildfire that has already charred about 900 acres since last night.

Statewide, grass fires have killed two people, scorched more than 363-thousand acres and destroyed more than 220 homes and businesses since November first.

Governor Brad Henry issued an executive proclamation earlier last week declaring Sunday a statewide Day of Prayer.

The governor is asking Oklahomans to pray for victims and their loved ones, firefighters, first responders and rain.