Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

The Associated Press - April 21, 2018 8:56 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that’s resulted in the death of one person.
Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began July 12 near Vici, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
That fire merged with a fire that began near Leedey and has burned about 452 square miles (1,171 sq. kilometers).
Sander said he’s asked the state Department of Food, Forestry, and Agriculture for arson investigators to determine the cause of the fire.
Sander has said the fire is blamed for the death of a woman found inside her burned vehicle. A second person died in a separate wildfire in the state.


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