MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - Many who lost nearly everything they own to last week's wildfire in Midwest City and Choctaw spent Easter Sunday attending church services.
Joshua Vineyard and Christina Henson had moved from California just three weeks ago and were staying with friends in Choctaw when the fire destroyed the home and their belongings.
The two are engaged and have been sleeping in their car outside a truck stop while waiting for paychecks from their new jobs and their income tax refunds so they can find a place to live.
Meanwhile the rain and thunderstorms yesterday helped put out lingering hotspots and fires and suppress any new fires from starting.
The National Weather Service says rainfall totals ranged from 0.09 inches in Beckham County in western Oklahoma to 2.38 inches in McCurtain County in southeast Oklahoma.