Ok­la­homa wild­fire evac­u­a­tion lifted

The Maui News - - NATION/IN -

OK­LA­HOMA CITY — Of­fi­cials say res­i­dents of a small south­west­ern Ok­la­homa town have re­turned to their homes af­ter be­ing or­dered to evac­u­ate due to a wild­fire threat.

Keli Cain of the Ok­la­homa De­part­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment said Sun­day that the wild­fire threat­ened Martha, a town of about 150 peo­ple that’s roughly 120 miles south­west of Ok­la­homa City. Cain says the fire is still burn­ing but no longer threat­ens the town.

Au­thor­i­ties say an­other wild­fire that be­gan in Texas and spread to Ok­la­homa on Fri­day was still burn­ing Sun­day. Fire­fight­ers in both states are bat­tling the blaze, which has scorched about 42 square miles of land.

The Ok­la­homa Forestry Ser­vices says an­other wild­fire in north­west­ern Ok­la­homa has burned more than 375 square miles of land.

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