UPDATE: Army to Reimburse Medicine Park Fire Victims

The U.S. Army says it will reimburse victims after a massive wildfire that started at Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma.

The fire that started June 23 scorched about 5,500 acres and destroyed 13 homes in the tiny resort town of Medicine Park. About 500 homes had to be evacuated because of the blaze.

Army officials are in Medicine Park through Saturday, taking claims from those affected. Fort Sill spokeswoman Nancy Elliott tells The Oklahoman that some adjusters are going to destroyed homes to inspect them and resolve claims on-site.

Elliott says those who sustained hotel costs because of the evacuation or businesses that lost revenue because the town was shut down also can file claims.