by: Jonathan McCall, JJ Burton Updated:
LONGTOWN, Okla. - Quick facts:
- Firefighters contained a wildfire that threatened about 100 homes near a wildfire.
- The fire is located east of Highway 69 near Longtown.
- Crews say more than 600 acres burned. Officials say so far, 6,000 acres burned
- Officials say 40 homes were evacuated on the south side of Highway Nine.
- The fire reportedly threatened more than 50 homes on the north side of the highway as well.
- State Highway Nine closed near Pittsburg and Haskell County line. It later reopened.
- At least nine homes were destroyed.
- Officials say the fire started at two abandoned homes in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood.
- More than 25 agencies, including the Oklahoma Forestry Service, and more than 250 firefighters battled the fire.
- One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.
- Two evacuees were hospitalized.
- The fire reignited Tuesday afternoon.
- Officials say the fire is suspicious. It is under investigation.
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