Skip to comments.1,000 evacuate as wildfire razes Oklahoma homes
Posted on 05/05/2014 8:17:06 AM PDT by PoloSec
UTHRIE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters worked through the night and into early Monday to battle a large wildfire that destroyed at least six homes and left one person dead after a controlled burn spread out of control in central Oklahoma.
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I noticed the article did not provide ( Who) decided to have a controlled burn!
Per a update from KFOR-TV http://kfor.com/2014/05/04/multiple-grass-fires-spark-across-the-metro/
Fire crews said the person who started the controlled burn didnt do anything illegal because they were not under a burn ban at the time.
Still no name but appears to have been a property owner.
Guthrie is the original capital of Oklahoma.
Bad time of year to burn anything let alone controlled burn. Winds are gale force.
Probably related to the idiot who decided to do a controlled burn north of Houston in a rural area this weekend. Burned lots of acres. Rough dry terrain. Lots of rural companies responded. Just a big mess.