UPDATE: Wildfire prompts home evacuations near Earlsboro

A wildfire Sunday prompted the evacuation of about 30 homes northwest of Earlsboro in Pottawatomie County. No homes were lost or injuries reported.
BY MATT DINGER mdinger@opubco.com Modified: July 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm •  Published: July 29, 2012

An evacuation center was set up by the American Red Cross at Tecumseh City Hall, but was closed when people were allowed to return home.

Other fires in state

Two homes and a barn also were threatened by fire Sunday in Haydenville and two structures were threatened by a blaze six miles northeast of Seminole, Cain said. No evacuations were required, she said.

A fire south of Interstate 40 near Henryetta burned a swath 2 1/2 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide, but no structures were lost, Cain said.

A wildfire seven miles south of Stroud was being mopped up by sundown and fires were also reported in Creek, Grant and Lincoln counties, she said.

Another wildfire that began Wednesday morning near Cooperton is still burning, and has scorched across about 28,000 acres, Cain said.

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