Oklahoma, Texas Wildfires Destroy Dozens of Homes
A fire fueled by dry and windy conditions broke out in Oklahoma City Tuesday, consuming more than 1,500 acres of a heavily wooded section of the city, fire officials told the Associated Press.
The fire forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, quickly destroyed 10 to 12 homes and left more than 7,000 homes and businesses in the area without power Tuesday as utility poles went up in a blaze.
Two injuries were reported, including a woman who was overcome by smoke and a firefighter who was treated for what may have been heat exhaustion, fire department officials said.
Air tankers and helicopters were brought in to help fight the fires, which had been largely contained by Tuesday night. The exact cause of the blaze has not been determined.
In Texas, firefighters worked through the night Tuesday to make progress on a fast-moving blaze in the state’s northern section that has already destroyed at least 25 homes in the resort community of Possum Kingdom Lake, about 75 miles west of Fort Worth.
“There are burned foundations all around here,” Jim Douglas of ABC affiliate WFAA-TV reported Tuesday from inside the fire zone . “These apartments are clearly going to go to the ground. Volunteer firefighters are trying to save those homes.”
The fire began early in the day Tuesday and had spread to an estimated 7,500 acres in Palo Pinto County by late Tuesday night, Texas Forest Service spokesman John Nichols told WFAA.
The fire comes just four months after massive blazes in roughly the same area scorched hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed 160 homes.
Just as in Oklahoma, the exact cause of the blaze in Texas is not yet known. – ABC News
Revelation 9:18 “A third of the human race was killed by these three plagues—by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur that came from their mouths.”
A third of the human race is slated for destruction during this tribulation period. They die from three plagues. Fire, its smoke, and sulfur. Children, the fire comes forth from volcanic activity. The sulfur is spewed forth from the volcanoes that will soon take their toll on a third of mankind by causing three unified plagues in the form of fire, toxic smoke, and heated sulfur.