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Covering wildfires in Oklahoma City

by Jim Beckel and Steve Gooch and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: August 31, 2011
FIRE: A concerned resident watches as the fire burns through a field near 63rd and Sooner Road on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
FIRE: A concerned resident watches as the fire burns through a field near 63rd and Sooner Road on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Staff photographers at The Oklahoman have been busy in the last 24 hours covering wildfires in northeast Oklahoma City. Here are a few of the images that you may not have seen in the newspaper. You can see more wildfire images in this photo gallery, or click here to see more pictures by The Oklahoman’s photo staff.

Grave markers stand in the center of the charred Wright's Cemetery after Tuesdays wildfires swept through the area in Oklahoma City , Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD
Grave markers stand in the center of the charred Wright's Cemetery after Tuesdays wildfires swept through the area in Oklahoma City , Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Photo by Steve Gooch ORG XMIT: KOD
Marvin Coleman uses a shovel to spread smoldering ashes on the property of his friend on NE 66, east of Sooner Road, after wildfires ravaged land and property that stretched from NE 50 on the south to Hefner Road on the north.  The fire extended from Sooner Road to Midwest Blvd.  Coleman does not live on the property but he keeps two of his horses there.  Coleman's friend's house was spared in the fire.  Photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman  ORG XMIT: KOD
Marvin Coleman uses a shovel to spread smoldering ashes on the property of his friend on NE 66, east of Sooner Road, after wildfires ravaged land and property that stretched from NE 50 on the south to Hefner Road on the north. The fire extended from Sooner Road to Midwest Blvd. Coleman does not live on the property but he keeps two of his horses there. Coleman's friend's house was spared in the fire. Photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
WILDFIRE: Cattle move to avoid the flames of a large grass fire in a farm off of Air Depot between 63rd and Wilshire in Oklahoma City, OK, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
WILDFIRE: Cattle move to avoid the flames of a large grass fire in a farm off of Air Depot between 63rd and Wilshire in Oklahoma City, OK, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

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by Jim Beckel
Photographer
Jim Beckel been a member of The Oklahoman's photo staff for 25 years. During that time, he and his cameras have covered virtually every type of news and feature story imaginable, traveling to all regions of Oklahoma to document events and provide...
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by Steve Gooch
Photographer
Steve Gooch has been a photojournalist in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years. His coverage of news, features and sports assignments has taken him across the state and country. Growing up in Oklahoma City in the 1960s & 70s, everyone knew a...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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