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Wildfires Kill Two Oklahomans


Two Oklahomans have died in wildfires.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 39-year-old Corey Holt of Oklahoma City died in a wildfire in Kansas. He was driving a semi-truck northbound on K34 when he drove into smoke/fire, and the truck jackknifed. Holt was able to get out of the truck, but he did not survive.

Oklahoma Forestry Services later confirmed a 61-year-old woman died in a wildfire in Harper County. She has not been identified.

A large wildfire that burned in Woodward and Harper counties forced evacuations and closed highways. As of Tuesday afternoon, emergency officials said many hot spots are re-igniting as weather conditions deteriorate. Several wildfires are reported south of Buffalo. No communities are in imminent danger at this time, although rural residences in that area are threatened.