- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) - The county where a wildfire sparked after a controlled burn spread out of control didn’t have a burn ban in effect before the blaze started.

Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Hannah Anderson said Monday that Logan County didn’t have a ban in place when the blaze touched off Sunday afternoon. But she said Monday that was no excuse for residents not to pay attention to the hot, dry weather that made conditions ripe for a fire.

Firefighters on Monday were still battling the blaze that burned an estimated 2,400 acres as well as several homes near the town of Guthrie.

Guthrie Fire Department Chief Eric Harlow said the fire was threatening about 150 more homes and was about 75 percent contained.



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