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Officials: Man in Fire May Have Spontaneously Combusted
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) -- Sequoyah County authorities say a man who died in a fire at his home may have spontaneously combusted.
The 66-year-old man died in the blaze on Monday. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says several neighbors entered the home when they saw smoke and assumed trash had caught fire. Then they realized a person was burning.
Lockhart said the remains were in the kitchen and there was no other damage in the home. The sheriff says there was no apparent source of the fire.
Authorities say the man had a history of heavy drinking and smoking.
No cause of the fire has been determined and Lockhart says spontaneous combustion has not been ruled out.
The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa for an autopsy.
Posted: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 09:28 PM CST
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Tornado watch in effect for parts of west Oklahoma
May 23, 2013 19:27 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for parts of western Oklahoma and northwestern Texas just days after a monstrous tornado hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore and left 24 people dead.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center says the tornado watch will remain in effect through 10 p.m. Thursday.
Forecasters say tornadoes and damaging winds are possible and hail is likely in the watch area.
Meanwhile, storms that lingered over the Oklahoma City area brought flooding to some areas Thursday.
A number of roads in the metro area had to be closed Thursday morning due to high water. Cars and people were stranded in places and forecasters recommended residents delay traveling until the waters recede.
The latest storms come after a deadly tornado hit Moore on Monday.
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