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‘The worst disaster in Midwest City history’
Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes watched towers of flame and smoke rise over homes in several neighborhoods Thursday evening.
As wind-whipped wildfires spread out of control, every blowing ember became a potential threat. Every home’s rooftop was potential kindling for the next fire.
Clabes said he can’t think of a disaster where more Midwest City residents had their lives or homes put in danger. About 100 homes were destroyed, authorities said.
Spencer firefighters rest Thursday after extinguishing flames at a house in the Oakwood East Addition in Midwest City. Photo by JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN
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