BREAKING: Oklahoma Wildfire Destroys Homes
Homes were destroyed and as much as 4,000 acres of land were scorched Sunday from an Oklahoma wildfire, officials said.
The fire was reported near Interstate 35 and Seward Road in Guthrie, Oklahoma, about 4:30 p.m. CDT, city officials said.
At least six homes were destroyed after a controlled burn went out of control, according to News 9, Oklahoma City.
A burn ban wasn't in effect at the time of the fire in Logan County, Oklahoma, officials said.
It was a hot, windy day in the Guthrie area Sunday with a high of 97 degrees F and a stiff south-southwest wind between 17 to 26 mph, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.
"There were gusts over 30 mph for much of the afternoon," Roys said.
Conditions will remain hot and windy on Monday with record-challenging heat around 97 degrees F, Roys said. Wind gusts over 30 mph are also possible.