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        08-04-2012, 05:26 PM
    I had a chance to drive down I-44 right after they reopened it, and the Luther fire was terrifying. It literally felt like you were driving through hell. Trees go up in flames and burn out within seconds. I think there were 40+ structure fires, and it was going into town. The worst part about all of it is that a person was seen throwing a flaming newspaper out their window to start it all. There are crazy people out here. As for the livestock, if a fire comes near mine, they will be loaded up and moved to my fiance's place(too close to 66 to let them go free). I know that the fire in Noble cause evacuations of horses, and the Loyd Noble arena was open for them to have a safe place to get away. Just praying for people to be safe and obey the burn ban.
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        08-04-2012, 06:41 PM
    Hi everyone, updates on the fires are there are currently 14 across the state. The Mannford fire west of Tulsa seems to be the big one the news is focusing on right now. I live east of Tulsa and the smoke is already blocking the sun. Once the winds shift from the front moving through, it could get even worse. I've got some pics of the sky, will post if I can later. Please be careful, especially if you live west of Tulsa right now.

    Any word on the OKC area?
        08-04-2012, 06:47 PM
    The okc area has new ones started everyday it seems like. Lots of homes burned. Lots of people evacuated. The one set in luther is out now, but many homes were lost. There's one in Glencoe now. Fire stations are really struggling to keep up. The radio calls sound desperate, asking for any available units to report to fires.
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        08-04-2012, 07:04 PM
    They just evacuated the ENTIRE CITY of Mannford, ok. Not a huge town, but at least a couple thousand....
        08-04-2012, 08:24 PM
    A truck driver that works for my dad is in Drumright and theres a pretty big fire north of his house about 1/2 a mile, praying the wind doesn't change direction and push it his way. My fiancé is also a firefighter working on this fire. Send prayers out for the men and women fighting the fires in this heat!
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        08-04-2012, 10:12 PM
    That's the Mannford fire that your fiancee is on. They've evacuated Glencoe, which is just north east of me, and now that fire has been blown back towards Stillwater. Prayers for everyone in the path of any fire and very fervent prayers for the safety, well being and success of all the fire fighters out on the lines all over the state.
        08-04-2012, 11:11 PM
    My prayers just went out for those affected.
        08-04-2012, 11:15 PM
    My thoughts are also with those affected. We had a few fires here yesterday, had a storm come through and drop a grand total of about 6 sprinkles but it was popping lightening all over the place. Thankfully, they were all out quickly. I've got several friends on fire departments around here and I know that Shattuck has sent several trucks down to help at one of the fires (not sure which one, Wade didn't elaborate).

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