Texas & Oklahoma Wildfires; Two Fatalities, Dozens Injured

Wildfires erupted in Central Oklahoma and North Texas Thursday killing a couple and injuring dozens according to the AP.

AP also reports a firefighter was injured:

“…The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said a firefighter helping battle a blaze in Lincoln County, northeast of Oklahoma City, was hospitalized with burns”

Houston’s Chron.com offers extensive coverage on affected cities and counties in Texas.

“The towns of Sunset and Stoneburg in Montague County were devastated Thursday. Several dozen homes were destroyed, with only a heap of debris and ashes remaining. The fires that swept through Sunset and Stoneburg were among a total of 25,000 acres of fires in the county that prompted the evacuations of Montague, Saint Jo and Bowie about 65 miles northwest of Fort Worth….”

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  • Mike says:

    Hi Kate, Thanks for the comment. Looks like the season is underway. Recall it was this time last year the California fire season began in Big Sur.

  • bigsurkate says:

    I have been following this one, partially through the Monterey Hotshots squad boss, TV. Of course he is excited to be back in the fray, but we are all saddened by the losses.