Grass fire in Oklahoma

Hot dry weather in America's heartland state of Oklahoma spreads grass fires.

August 3, 2011 06:35
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(USE) Forest Fire Jerusalem Yad Vashem_311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Grass fires stoked by hot, dry conditions spread in Oklahoma on Tuesday, threatening some homes and prompting evacuations.

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Flames tore through trees and brush in south Oklahoma City, sending a cloud of smoke billowing into the sky.

A local media source reported the fire had not burned any homes, but some residents evacuated as firefighters tried to control the blaze.

The fire is thought to be moving north.

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