FIRES / WILDFIRES:... Pictures

FIRES / WILDFIRES: Homeowner Tom Simon stands in front of his home at 19850 NE 23 as a house next door to him is burning to the ground.  Simon, wearing a blackened ball cap and his face dark with soot,  worked with other neighbors using garden hoses to spare their homes from being claimed by the flames of raging wildfires in Harrah Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011. Authorities had asked Simon to leave his property as flames neared, but he refused, choosing to stay and do what he could to protect his home. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
FIRES / WILDFIRES: Homeowner Tom Simon stands in front of his home at 19850 NE 23 as a house next door to him is burning to the ground. Simon, wearing a blackened ball cap and his face dark with soot, worked with other neighbors using garden hoses to spare their homes from being claimed by the flames of raging wildfires in Harrah Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011. Authorities had asked Simon to leave his property as flames neared, but he refused, choosing to stay and do what he could to protect his home. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

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