Several evacuated in Johnston Co. wildfire

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. - Twelve homes were evacuated in Johnston County Monday night due to an out of control fire near Mill Creek, authorities said. Officials also issued an emergency warning for residents living south and west of Mill Creek.

A wildfire started one mile east of the Murray County line is moving rapidly the northwest.

"They've got the fire basically under control. We started evacuating 12 homes. If the wind picks up tonight, that's when we'll have to have them evacuate," emergency management director Wesley Sanders said Monday night.

The fireline was moving toward Mill Creek by mid-evening, authorities said. At least a hundred firefighters were on the scene and have been fighting the fire for days.

Evacuations are being recommended for those living south and west of Mill Creek.

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  • by Lisa Location: Ardmore on Jul 30, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    Now you know how we feel, all the heck we ever hear about is Sherman, Sherman, Sherman, They could cover more if they just would in our area!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Ravia on Jul 29, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    I care very much about the location of the fire and the current status of it, think it was Saturday that they'd said it was a few miles north of us(Ravia)so I've been trying to keep up with any updates to see what's happening with it and where it is. I really support and appreciate the fire departments and volunteers that are all working to get it under control so it doesn't destroy people's homes and lives.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tishomingo on Jul 29, 2008 at 08:52 AM
    To anonymous how can you say you don't care!!!!!!!!we are talking about a dangerous conditions.It doesn't matter where this is,"nw of tishomingo" you are so "not caring" People risk their life-the how can you not care about peoples homes ,families&animals.i don't care where you live, we all need to get on our knees and pray for all of these .WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. you need to be ashamed of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Thomas Location: Tishomingo on Jul 29, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    well they have been trying their hardest to get the fire out and if yall think there so slow why don't you go over there and put it out
  • by Durant Location: Oklahoma on Jul 29, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    To Anonymous in Sherman on Jul 29 at 9:16 AM: You know, you may not care but other KXII viewers do. Some of us have friends and family over that way.
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman on Jul 29, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    This is so far away we don't care! Where the heck is this anyway?
  • by Jason Young Location: Sulphur, Okla. on Jul 28, 2008 at 08:05 PM
    Day 2 we still see and smell smoke in Sulphur. Are prayers are with them all.
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