National

Aug 6, 2012 12:33 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Body discovered in wildfire-ravaged Oklahoma home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office says a badly burned body has been discovered inside a home ravaged by wildfires last week.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said Monday that the body was found in a home in Norman. The local sheriff's office says the area had been evacuated after a wildfire erupted Friday afternoon.

Some residents weren't allowed to return until Sunday.

Elliott says firefighters found the body Saturday.

She says the medical examiner's office has yet to determine the age or gender of the victim and has requested dental records to confirm the person's identity.

The fire in Cleveland County destroyed about 12.5 square miles and 25 structures, including some homes.

»Comments

More News

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

11 hours ago

Playing Dodgeball with Showers

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms have developed across southern Colorado Saturday afternoon. The chance for rain will remain in the forecast...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4