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Oklahoma fire threatens more homes

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Weather conditions aren't helping firefighters trying to control a large wildfire in central Oklahoma. The flames have destroyed at least six homes and left one person dead.
  
The fire broke out yesterday after a controlled burn spread out of control. It's now threatening about 150 additional homes. Officials say it's about 75 percent contained. They say about 1,000 people were evacuated from homes in the city of Guthrie yesterday. It's about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.
  
Temperatures later today are expected to hit 100 degrees, with winds gusting to 33 miles an hour. Tomorrow's winds are expected to be even higher.
  
The Red Cross has set up a shelter at a church in Guthrie for those affected by the fire.

AP-WF-05-05-14 1532GMT
 
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