(GUTHRIE, Okla.) — Hot, dry conditions are fanning wildfires in the nation’s heartland Monday. Pushed along by winds gusting as fast as 40 miles an hour, a wildfire outside Guthrie, Oklahoma, grew to nearly 4,000 acres.
The largest blaze near Logan County burned at least six homes Sunday. One fatality, a 56-year-old man, has been reported as a result of the fires.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says it appears that fire was started by someone doing a controlled burn.
“We’re not under a burn ban and out in the county, unless there’s a county or statewide burn ban, there’s really no regulations we have to enforce it,” he said.
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