Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
TISHOMINGO, OK--Two grass fires in Johnston county are being considered suspicious after they sparked within hours of each other and on the same road.
The first fire off Preston and Blue River Roads started around 10:30 this morning. The second in the same area sparked later this afternoon.
The second one caused more damage, burning 300 to 500 acres.15 departments battled the flames for several hours.
Firefighters believe the fire was intentionally set because there was nothing near the road that could have ignited the flames. Firefighters said nobody was hurt and no structures were damaged.