Monday, August 6, 2012

Oklahoma town completely wiped out by devastating wildfire... but police say ARSON could be to blame

While residents of a quiet Oklahoma town sifted through their charred belongings after flames ravaged their community, police say they are investigating if the fire could have been deliberately set.

The fire near Luther, about 25 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, destroyed nearly five dozen homes and other buildings before firefighters were able to gain some measure of control on Saturday.

The Oklahoma County sheriff's department said it was looking for someone in a black pickup truck who was seen throwing newspapers out a window after setting them ablaze.

Department spokesman Mary Myers said there were 'no arrests, no suspects', but added that deputies were 'working around the clock' to find anyone responsible.

Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Saturday suspected of stealing a flat screen television from an evacuated home in Luther. Read More