State Briefs: Firefighters extinguish Enid grain blaze

Oklahoman Published: February 5, 2011
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IN BRIEF

ENID


Grain silo

catches fire

Enid fire officials said no one was hurt by a fire that broke out Friday at a grain elevator. The fire department was notified about 7:30 a.m. of a blaze at Johnston Terminal Elevator. Fire Marshal Ken Helms said the fire was extinguished Friday morning but crews continued to check on it. Helms said it appeared a rubber conveyor belt system used to move grain had caught fire but there was no exposure to any of the grain bins. Work involving welding had been done on the conveyor system Thursday, and may have been the cause of the fire.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

TAHLEQUAH

Tribe links health files

The Cherokee Nation has announced plans to expand the use of technology that will link patient records between tribal health centers and W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The tribe will join other Oklahoma health systems to participate in a national launch of an incentive program to use electronic health records. The launch is part of an effort with U.S. Health and Human Services and part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

SONYA COLBERG,

STAFF WRITER



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