More coverage of the Aug. 2012 Wildfires

  • UPDATE: Structures burned in northwest Oklahoma wildfires

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Structures have been damaged in wildfires, the Oklahoma Forestry Services reports. High winds have continued to fuel wildfires in Oklahoma on Wednesday.

  • Fire crews continue to battle wildfire in Oklahoma, Kansas

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 27, 2016

    Fire crews in northwest Oklahoma continued to make progress containing a wildfire that has spread across more than 620 miles and two states. The 397,000 acre fire was 45 percent contained on Sunday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. 370 personnel worked...

  • Wildfires burn 40,000 acres across Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Feb 19, 2016

    Several structures and thousands of acres were burned during Thursday's high winds and multiple wildfires.

  • One lane of Turner Turnpike open again

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Westbound Turner Turnpike between Stroud and Chandler is still narrowed to one lane due to a large grass fire and multiple-vehicle collision, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  Troopers are assisting the county with evacuations, and the Stroud and Chandler fire departments...


Reward of $35K offered in Oklahoma County fire

News | Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
Mike Kast stands near what is left of his two-story shed that was in the backyard of his home at 11537 Carlton Court in  Midwest  City, Okla., Saturday, April 11, 2009. Kast had damage to his property, however, his home was not destroyed. Wildfires struck the area on Thursday, April 9, 2009, destroying several homes. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

MIDWEST CITY — A reward of $35,000 is being offered for information about the fire that destroyed 70 homes in eastern Oklahoma County two weeks ago.

Oklahoma fire losses may top $30M

Business | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2009 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
FEMA representatives talk to homeowner Floyd Craft, wearing red cap, at the back of his house, 11423 Village Ave. in Oakwood East Royale neighborhood, Tuesday morning. Craft’s house was among those destroyed in last week’s wildfires. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Insurance companies expect to pay out about $30 million to cover losses from last week’s wildfires that consumed more than 100 structures in Oklahoma, a state Insurance Department official said Friday.

On fire aid, state faces waiting game

News | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

MIDWEST CITY — All 12 houses that burned last week in Midwest City were insured, so federal wildfire aid to individual homeowners likely will hinge on uninsured damages in other areas.
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For firefighter, long journey awaits

News | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2009

Bonnie Milby tightly grasped a tarnished silver cross Monday.
Officials hustle to trace scope, source of blazes

Oklahoma wildfires caused estimated $20 million in insured losses

News | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
Fire destroyed a number of homes in this neighborhood in Midwest City, OK, Friday, April 10, 2009. Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma’s insured property losses from last week’s wildfires that destroyed more than 100 homes could reach $20 million, a regional insurance expert said today.

For one family, flames leave little but memories

News | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2009
Red Cross volunteer Liz McKeel, upper left, gives relief items to Christina Myers, bottom left, and her daughter, Braylin Stilwell-Love, 8, Monday at a Red Cross field office in Midwest City. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

As fires neared Christina Myers’ home Thursday, she had moments to decide what to save.


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Earth Observatory: Oklahoma, Texas fires

Click on the map to see a satellite image of grassfires in Texas and Oklahoma April 9. Click on the map for a satellite image

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Resident Information

The map to the left marks those homes which were destroyed during the April 9, 2009 wildfires.

Click on the to reveal information about the residence including address, housing addition, link to county assessor information, photos from before and after the fire as well as links to articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman.

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Sources: Oklahoma County Assessor; Cleveland County Assessor; Choctaw Police Department; City of Midwest City; City of Oklahoma City.