Update at 9:42pm
Authorities in Choctaw said “less than 20” homes had been destroyed, although they did not have an exact count.
CHOCTAW -- In Choctaw, residents of evacuated homes waited outside a tire store tonight. "There wasn't time to get nothing," said Willie Bennett, 69, a retired mechanic. Bennett was worried about three dogs he left behind at his house near Choctaw High School. "Man, how did this get started?" he said. Another evacuated Choctaw homeowner, Benny Workman, 65, said police came door to door asking people to leave. "They came banging on the doors telling us to get the heck out of there," he said. Workman said he grabbed valuables, documents, his dog and some dog food. "The smoke was so thick," he said.