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Man flown to OKC burn center after Morgan Road fire

Sheriff’s office officials want to remind the public that Wichita County is under a burn ban.
Sheriff’s office officials want to remind the public that Wichita County is under a burn ban.(Wichita County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:11 PM CST
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BURKBURNETT, Texas (KAUZ) - A man was airlifted Wednesday to the a burn center in Oklahoma City after a grass fire started on Morgan Road, west of Burkburnett.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was started by two men who were welding. It got close to a gas can and a man picked up the can as it caught fire. He was reportedly severely burned.

Sheriff’s Office officials want to remind the public that Wichita County is under a burn ban and that due to the dry conditions, a small fire can spread fast.

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