- Associated Press - Monday, July 31, 2017

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) - Firefighters have worked to put out hot spots after a massive fire destroyed several historic buildings in northeast Oklahoma.

Wagoner Fire Department officials say the fire Sunday burned five buildings in the downtown area. The flames burned for several hours and destroyed multiple businesses as well as apartments, leaving some people homeless.

Crews say their main concern was trying to keep the fire from spreading more than it already had. They were able to prevent three neighboring buildings from catching fire.

Wagoner Fire Chief Kelly Grooms says the destruction is a heartbreaking loss for the town. She says no firefighters were injured in the fire and that the department plans to be on scene all day Monday.


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