Crews Battle Large Wildfire In Logan County

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Crews battled a large wildfire in Logan County near Guthrie on Sunday that had burned several homes.

Guthrie Fire Department Chief Eric Harlow said the fire broke out at around 5 p.m. southeast of the Seward Road exit on I-35 and that it had burned an estimated 4 to 6 square miles of land as of 9 p.m. It also burned several homes.

Tabitha Diamond, who lives in an area a few miles from Guthrie where the fire swept through, told KOCO-TV that she was returning from a music festival in Noble when she saw the flames and sped home. The fire missed her place, but it destroyed someone’s trailer house nearby, she said.

“It didn’t get close enough, but it got too close,” she said, referring to the fire’s threat to her home.

Harlow said several relief units had been called in to take over for the crews that had been fighting the fire since it started.

High winds and dry conditions fueled several wildfires in Oklahoma on Sunday.

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