Fatal Logan County Grass Fire Fairly Contained
According to a presser streamed by KTUL's sister station, KOKH in Oklahoma City, Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says the grass fire is fairly contained.Harlow says 3,000 to 3,500 acres were lost in the fire.
The fire started as a controlled burn Sunday afternoon east of Guthrie. High winds quickly spread the flames.
Firefighters ordered about 1,000 residents to evacuate. A 56-year-old man was found dead in his home Sunday after reportedly refusing to leave his home, according to Guthrie fire Chief Eric Harlow.
Chief Harlow confirmed that at least 6 structures have been destroyed and about 37 firefighters have been treated.
"There has been some flare-ups on the west perimeter of the area," Harlow said.
The number of destroyed or damaged homes could increase as crews begin surveying damage Monday afternoon.
Crews are continuing to keep an eye on the area through rotating shifts of about 150-200 crews.Also, the Air National Guard is on location until tonight.
"It may be tomorrow before it is entirely out," Harlow said.
Fire danger is expect to be high today and tomorrow. A cold front arrives Wednesday with a chance for rain and storms.KTUL has a crew on the scene.