Mannford, OK – Firefighters still working fires across Oklahoma
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) Firefighters continued to battle a grass fire near Mannford that has destroyed homes and other structures.
Emergency medical responder Beverly Avey with the Keystone Fire Department said Sunday firefighters were still at the scene of the blaze near Oklahoma Highway 51. Avey said some homes had been lost but she didn't know how many.
Terelton, OK – Wild fires on the north side of Keystone Lake burns homes and cabins in the Pawnee County community of Terlton.
Nearly two dozen homes have been destroyed as the swift moving fire defies fire-fighters. The Red Cross has set up a shelter in 10-miles away in Cleveland for this impacted, Last night over 30-people spent the night there.
The Cimarron Turnpike has been closed between the Cleveland exit and Hallett because of thick smoke.
Oklahoma City, OK – Funerals for 2 Oklahoma soldiers announced
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma National Guard says funeral arrangements have been made for two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan late last month.
Officials announced Sunday that the funeral for 22-year-old Pvt. 1st Class Augustus J. Vicari, of Broken Arrow will be held at Holy Name Church in Lowell, Indiana, on Tuesday. Services for 33-year-old 2nd Lt. Jered Ewy will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond Thursday morning.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police are looking for a bandit who robbed the Walgreens at 71st and Lewis. He should be pretty easy to spot. Police say the robber was wearing a blue cast on his right arm.
Police say he was armed with a knife and demanded cash. Police describe him as a black man, about 6' tall. He fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery took place about 3:30 Sunday morning.
Tulsa, OK – Powerful thunderstorms rumble through Tulsa breaking the high heat, but also causing damage. High winds, estimated at 70-miles an hour took out trees and power poles in the area around 21st and Sheridan.
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma says lightning also hit transformers causing more outages. The Utility is reporting about 18,000 customers off line as of 9:30 Saturday evening.
Norman, OK – Fire destroys apartment building in Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Firefighters in central Oklahoma are battling a massive blaze at an apartment complex that has destroyed at least one building so far.
Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says Friday that the fire has spread to a second building and at least two vehicles. Bailey says several residents have been evacuated from buildings at the University Commons apartment complex on the city's south side.