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Fires Destroy Two Homes On Christmas Eve
On Monday afternoon, there were two separate house fires in the metro. Both homes are a total loss.
First, there was a house fire in Midwest City. Fire officials say the two story home near Southeast 11th Street and Crosby Boulevard went up in flames while the owner was still in the home. They say a neighbor told the man his home was on fire. Fire crews were able to save a few of the family's belongings from the fire. The cause of that fire is still under investigation.
On Monday afternoon, Del City fire crews were called to a house fire near Southeast 15th Street and Shalimar Drive. That home is also a total loss. Fire crews say several family pets died in the fire. The Del City Fire Department believes the fire started around the family's Christmas tree. However, the cause is the fire is still under investigation.
Fox 25 will have more on the latest on these incidents, tonight during the Fox 25 Primetime News at Nine.
Posted: Tuesday, December 25 2012, 07:48 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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