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Noble Fire Out, Crews Working on Hot Spots
The wildfire that sparked near Noble was declared under control Sunday evening, Slaughterville Major David Thompson said. It sparked Friday, just after noon and spread to Cedar Country and Norman. More than 12.5 square miles burned in the fire.
Because crews are still working on hot spots, official damage reports have not been collected, but more than 80 structures are destroyed. In Slaughterville alone 49 houses were burned, Thompson said. Norman's fire chief reports at least 30 structures were damaged.
"We do our best and we try to protect life and property sometimes it overwhelms everyone and this particular fire was one of those," Thompson said.
The fire also hit his fire department hard. The town reports $4,000 of the department's $6,000 yearly budget for fuel, was used fighting this fire alone and the glass from three trucks were blown out.
Hot spots are expected to continue through Wednesday.
Posted: Monday, August 6 2012, 09:38 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Moore post office service increases; streets open
May 24, 2013 17:29 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Public agencies in Moore have opened streets to residents and resumed mail delivery to as many addresses as possible.
At a news conference Friday, police said residents in the hardest-hit areas can go back into their neighborhoods without having to deal with police checkpoints. Some road closures may still occur as utility crews work to restore service.
Moore's postmaster said 85 percent of mail delivered from the Moore station is being delivered, and that mail deliveries from the Santa Fe station are up to 95 percent.
For those whose mail is not being delivered, those with ZIP codes 73153 and 73160 can pick up mail at the Airport Finance unit on Air Cargo Road.
Those in ZIP code 73170 can go to the Santa Fe station for their mail.
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