Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wildfires raging in Oklahoma City and north Texas

The unrelenting heat and extreme drought conditions have combined to create dangerous fire conditions all around Elliot in Oklahoma and Texas.  There are numerous reports (see the links below) of fires in and around Oklahoma City and Edmond and in north Texas.  Sadly, many homes and other structures, including the Harrison Bethel Baptist Church in northeastern Oklahoma City (see video below), have been destroyed.  Our prayers go out to those affected by the fires.  If any of the missionaries are affected, the mission president will undoubtedly post something on his blog.

Oklahoma news reports

Wildfire forces evacuations in southeast Oklahoma City

Fire flare-ups continue Wednesday; dozens of homes destroyed

Texas news reports

Area fires break out

Possum Kingdom Lake wildfire destroys homes, resort facilities

Video reports

Strong winds fed wildfires in Oklahoma that have destroyed homes and forced the shutdown of part of Interstate 40. NBC's Aditi Roy reports.

Firefighters in Texas work to contain wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes. KXAS-TV’s Scott Gordon reports.

Wildfires burned the Harrison Bethel Baptist Church building early Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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