SHAWNEE, Okla. – Dry conditions plus blown-caps of a tornado a few years ago in the heart of Oklahoma fueling a wildfire continues to burn Wednesday morning. No structures were lost and no one is hurt.
Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Michelle Finch-Walker said the fire was about 60 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. The burn in the vicinity of Shawnee, or about 30 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
So far, the fire has burned about 140 acres in the area. Finch-Walker said officials are still investigating what sparked the blaze, but it seems to be “human-caused”, because there were no signs of natural causes such as a lightning strike.
Finch-Walker said that the fire continues to burn within the perimeter created by firefighters for a number of days, until the next rains occur.