Oklahoma Wildfire at About 90% Containment

May 7, 2014

Forecasters are warning of critical fire conditions as crews battle a wildfire that has scorched more than 4.5 square miles in central Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for western and central Oklahoma until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says firefighters have contained about 90 percent of the blaze after winds died down overnight in the city about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.

Harlow says the wildfire has destroyed at least 10 homes and left one person dead.

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