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Fire truck of David Milby, 60, of Stillwater, a member of the Iowa Tribe Fire Department,who was burned over 26 percent of his body Thursday fighting grassfires in the Wellston area. Milby is in critical condition at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Wind-whipped grassfires Thursday burned across western and central Oklahoma, damaging structures, forcing the closure of Interstate 35 and leading to evacuations of residences in the fires' paths. April 09, 2009. Photo by Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman