Correction: Oklahoma Wildfire-Evacuations story
FARGO, Okla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about a wildfire in northwest Oklahoma, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the town of Fargo, Oklahoma, was in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Fargo is in Ellis County, southeast of the Panhandle.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Oklahoma town ordered evacuated as wildfire approaches
Authorities say they’re ordering the evacuation of a small northwest Oklahoma town after a wind-whipped wildfire shifted direction and headed toward the rural community
FARGO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say they’re ordering the evacuation of a small northwest Oklahoma town after a wind-whipped wildfire shifted direction and headed toward the rural community.
Woodward County Emergency Management Direct Matt Lehenbauer says firefighters and local sheriff’s deputies were going door-to-door Tuesday evening in Fargo, Oklahoma, ordering residents to leave their homes. The Ellis County town has a population of about 400 residents.
Lehenbaur says there are reports of at least two homes and multiple outbuildings damaged in the blaze but no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.
Lehenbaur says the blaze was initially moving toward the larger town of Mooreland before a cold front moved in and shifted the fire southeast toward Fargo.