LAWTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities are investigating a massive wildfire that has burned more than 1,000 acres in southwestern Oklahoma.
The fire, known as the Coombs Fire, started on December 10 near SE 90th St. and SE Coombs Rd.
The fire quickly spread to the northeast.
As a result, the Comanche County Emergency Management Board encouraged the evacuation of 1,310 residents within a 4-mile radius of the Pumpkin Center.
In total, 134 employees from more than 30 agencies worked to combat the fire.
Officials said the fire resulted in 1,465 acres of damage, five homes, 14 barns, nine vehicles and an unspecified amount of personal property damage.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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