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Wildfires burn homes, force evacuations in Oklahoma

AP  |  Woodward (US) 

A in has burned more than 120,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Woodward County said today that the fire has destroyed several homes near Woodward, about 200 kilometres northeast of City.

He says no injuries have been reported.

The Department of reports another fire has burned more than 21,000 acres near the town of Leedey, about 65 kilometres south of Woodward.

The says dangerous fire weather conditions are expected in much of and the Oklahoma Panhandle through tomorrow, with low humidity and strong winds of 32-48 kph and gusts of up to 50 80 kph.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 18:50 IST