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Wildfire evacuation order lifted for small Oklahoma town

 

April 15, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say residents of a small southwestern Oklahoma town have returned to their homes after being ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire threat.

Keli Cain of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said Sunday that the wildfire threatened Martha, a town of about 150 people that's roughly 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. Cain says the fire is still burning but no longer threatens the town.

Authorities say another wildfire that began in Texas and spread to Oklahoma on Friday was still burning Sunday. Firefighters in both states are batt...



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