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Situation Update on Fires
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has released a new situation report. New fires have been reported in Creek County at Highway 16 between 401 and 403 roads. Elk City reports a fire on the I-40 access road between mile markers 50 and 52. Lincoln County reports the fire southeast of Stroud has rekindled and several structures are threatened. Pittsburg County reports a fire in the Tannehill area at McAlester Rd. Noble County has reported two additional fires.
OEM say 103,200 acres have burned in Oklahoma since Friday.
The American Red Cross has shelters open at the Slaughterville Baptist Church 10101 60th Street, Lexington and resource centers at Mannford United Methodist 100 E. Greenwood which will be open on Thursday. In Glencoe at the United Methodist Church at 113 South Perry Avenue, those resource centers will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through at least Friday. In Noble - Twelve Corners Baptist Church at 15601 East Etowah Road open 10-6 p.m. through Saturday, August 18
Posted: Wednesday, August 8 2012, 07:05 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Pace slows in testing after Tulsa health scare
May 24, 2013 12:51 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Additional tests reveal no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of running dirty clinics.
The pace of people seeking testing has slowed. About 3,900 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have gone to state clinics for testing. In March, health departments urged testing for 7,000 patients. Just 54 patients sought tests within the past week.
Inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions inside Harrington's clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.
So far, 70 patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV, but there is no indication the diseases spread at the clinics. Health experts say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.
Harrington is cooperating with the investigation.
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