Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

By KEN MILLER
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person.

Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began April 12 near Vici, about 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

That fire merged with a fire that began near Leedey and has burned about 452 square miles.

Sander said he's asked the state Department of Food, Forestry and Agriculture for arson investigators to determine the cause of the fire.

Sander has said the fire is blamed for the death of a woman found inside her burned vehicle. A second person died in a separate wildfire in the state.

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