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    Posted May 5, 2014 by
    TwoSee
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    Guthrie, Oklahoma
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    Wildfires blazing near you

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    Guthrie Oklahoma Wildfire: The Problem Is Blowing In the Wind

     

    Sunday night, a fire started as a small controlled burn on a local farm turned int to fire which destroyed 350 buildings. As of today, an estimated 1,000 people were evacuated.

     

    At 1st Assembly of God on Sunday, escapees and their pets gathered to wait as the fire burned out of control.

     

    Even now. over 24 hours later, the fire is still out of control. Guthrie Fire Chief, Eric Harlow, has stated it may be another two days before all the hot spots are out. This afternoon, fire crews with heavy equipment raced through the smoke to find hot spots.

     

    The problem is easy to see. This isn't the worst drought that Guthrie has been in, but with 45 to 60 mph winds, hot spots are jumping from place to place.

     

    In light of this disaster, officials are calling for a more liberal standard for declaring Burn Bans in Oklahoma.
    No one is ever safe in the middle of a wildfire, but this fire exemplifies several factors that cause some house to sustain more fire damage than others.

     

    For example:
    1. Full propane tanks during the hot summer months.
    2. Red cedars planted near your home.
    3. Excessive brush and bushes near your home.

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