- Posted August 5, 2012 by
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Wildfires blazing near you
Oklahoma Wildfires -- The Latest
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The wildfires taking place in Oklahoma are generally occurring in Creek County (NE part of the state near Tulsa). About 50,000 acres have been affected by the fire.
The evacuations of Mannford, Drumright, Oak Grove and Jennings are over and residents are returning to the areas. The Mannford Police Department reports that there have been no losses within the city limits. The area received brief but much needed rain overnight that helped firefighters contain the blaze.
Firefighters in Creek County continue to battle hot spots and fight to get fires contained before the winds pick up Sunday afternoon.
Aerial drops from the Oklahoma National Guard also continue in Creek county and other places where hot spots have developed.
Governor Mary Fallin has been on the scene thanking firefighters and other first responders. She issued a statewide burn ban on Friday that remains in effect.