Crews battle large wildfire in Logan County

Ponca City Now - May 5, 2014 6:35 am

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a Logan County man was found dead in his home after a large wildfire swept through the area where he lived.

Television station KOKH-TV reported early Monday that Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow said the 56-year-old man was found dead in his home Sunday night. He says crews received were told the man didn’t want to leave his home during the evacuations due to the fire.

Firefighters were still battling the blaze as of midnight near Midwest Blvd. and Prairie Grove.

Harlow said around 9 p.m. Sunday that the fire had burned an estimated 4 to 6 square miles of land and several homes.


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