The following FOX News video is about the Oklahoma wildfires of August 2012. This video was uploaded to the FOX News website on August 6, 2012.
According to the statement at Governor Mary Fallin’s press conference, the wildfires had burned over 58,000 acres and covered a perimeter of about 56 miles in Creek County.
Governon Fallin declared a statewide burn ban on Friday, August 3, 2012. Some people were also instructed to evacuate their homes, but it was not as many as the recent Colorado Springs wildfire, where over 30,000 were forced to evacuate.
This video described 30 structures being burned to the ground.
The Oklahoma wildfires are getting closer to being contained, but high winds and temperature continue to make the firefighting task difficult. Temperatures are still over 100 degrees in some places.
The National Guard is also helping with the firefighting efforts by using helicopters to dump water on the fire.
There is also a criminal investigation to determine the cause of the fire. There is speculation of arson or carelessness.