Grass fire forces evacuations in southwestern Oklahoma

The Associated Press - December 11, 2021 7:46 am

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Emergency officials say a grass fire near Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma that forced evacuations was about 95 percent contained by Friday evening.

Comanche County Emergency Management spokesperson Amy Hawkins says there were no reported deaths or injuries due to the fire near Lawton, which burned about 2.5 square miles. Hawkins said it wasn’t known how many people had been forced to flee. She said they don’t yet have an estimate on the number of structures damaged.


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