5 homes, 14 barns destroyed in Oklahoma wildfire near Lawton
December 12, 2021
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A wildfire that forced evacuations in rural southwestern Oklahoma last week destroyed five homes, 14 barns and nine vehicles, officials said Monday.
Three of the burned homes were unoccupied, said Comanche County Emergency Management spokeswoman Amy Hawkins.
The fire, which started Friday, burned about 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) just east of Lawton, Hawkins said. As the fire burned Friday, winds gusted to 25 mph (40 kph) in the area, according to the National Weather Service.
The fire was 95 percent contained by Friday evening and 100 percent contained Mo...