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Latest Texas-Oklahoma wildfires of 2005-06 Stories

2006-01-01 23:59:59

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Wildfires fueled by high temperatures and strong winds damaged several homes around Oklahoma City on Sunday and forced 15 to 20 families to evacuate as the flames neared their houses, officials said. The fires were the latest to break out in the lower Great Plains, where months of drought have combined with unseasonably warm weather to turn the prairies in Oklahoma and Texas into tinderboxes. Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said his department had been...

2005-12-28 00:26:48

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Firefighters in Texas and Oklahoma battled wind-fueled wildfires on Tuesday that burned homes and cars and forced one small town to evacuate residents. The fires, at least several of which officials blamed on children playing with fireworks, raced across a countryside parched by months of abnormally dry weather. Winds near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) whipped through the region, while temperatures rose to an unseasonably high 80 degrees Fahrenheit...

2005-12-27 19:49:34

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Firefighters in Texas and Oklahoma battled wind-fueled wildfires on Tuesday that burned homes and cars and forced one small town to evacuate residents. The fires, at least several of which officials blamed on children playing with fireworks, raced across a countryside parched by months of abnormally dry weather. Winds near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) whipped through the region, while temperatures rose to an unseasonably high 80 degrees Fahrenheit...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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