Wildfires continue to rage across Oklahoma
Gov. Mary Fallin on containment effort
- Duration 4:37
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Gov. Mary Fallin on containment effort
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-- right now crews are getting ahead of a massive wildfire in Oklahoma officials say the fire burning in creek county that's near Tulsa.
Has been contained thanks to some cooler temperatures out there and a little light rain overnight that certainly doesn't hurt at all but still as many as eighteen fires are burning across that state to -- dozens of homes one of them.
One of those fires is now under investigation as possible arson.
In the meantime many victims are just trying to get back home and see what's last.
A lot of people lost launched.
You know hospital.
Little guy here -- -- flames -- 300 feet above treetops.
You know drug recycle run uses zero memorial and everything which -- come back in new -- -- into us please stay at least Danish jail.
I describe in the second they're joining us on the -- -- -- Oklahoma governor I'm Mary Fallon -- governor Don nice to have you today and such a busy day and know.
For your -- was -- the creek county fire looks a little better this morning but what about the rest of the fires what's the status today.
You know we're trying created -- -- -- -- their rock made about a mile blanket in it athlete with -- and it will -- experience.
And certainly written expired that we can and we block and over any 8000 acres -- it about Obama.
And the one Clark the chairman shooting free candy it got a large it is 8000 acres and it it mile long and -- It in real a real challenge our our department's Parker on there's certainly forward that homeowner's net.
-- walking home and -- heartbroken or Dan.
On I'm very proud of the tremendous part in our -- -- then they're very proud of our local charity.
Stepping up out.
This in chatter about -- -- being to blame at least for one of these fires if not more what can you tell us about that.
Well we don't know yet we're still looking and -- pop client that.
Someone -- and man that was and that -- -- -- traffic through that and newspaper out the window that -- ahead.
I certainly hope that's not true that we're investigating it and if it is true -- -- that -- Governor Alan we talked a lot about the drought on the show -- such a big.
Big story for so many states how big the deal is it for your state and what kind of role -- -- playing in the fires.
Well we have a huge draft we had a bad drought last year this year -- -- on that in the drought did.
Certainly not helping because I liked her down there's less water in the light that.
-- interesting challenges that we -- this week is that in the water pressure.
Like being down in.
-- -- a community that now that power line -- and they were just clearly gone -- -- -- and the poll bounce it and -- -- we didn't have any cow heart pump the water ran the water station.
-- the local community which meant they also didn't have any air conditioning.
Didn't have that in any way to sort Dade and that we found several our camp had to be evacuated totally.
One candidate is begins today in front right actually hit it didn't hit it out of the hospital now but -- account -- public effort tan.
The debate -- having water -- no -- -- And that no air conditioning.
Now governor Don this is interesting point you don't really think about water pressure for example where the power going out we think about the wildfires but obviously.
Since serious consequences to that what's the plan from here on out.
Well -- on the response mode and that means that we're watching the hot spots around this state.
What we find is when we get into data and then being in the -- it'd hours should be fired.
Come back they pop back out because -- still a lot of burning embers that are out there.
All right we're going to be experiencing more heat this week and he certainly doesn't count because.
There's a lot of skill on the ground which just means it's extremely dry -- -- grant it dried out kick start these are -- We're encouraging our citizens you don't have any.
Fires burning and it certainly don't throw any -- -- at a wind down we get statewide burn ban it and urged the the declaration -- state right now and right now we're in response mode is trying to stay at home -- communities in there to protect the lines that are.
Our heroes which are our backers and our first responders.
Absolutely governor found thank you so much for the time today are our best wishes to you the first responders in the folks at an Oklahoma thank you for the time.
-- we appreciate.