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Fires in Oklahoma

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The new program just showed video of an area in OK that was hit hard by fire. It was a typical rectanular block city area.

How can that burn to this extent? There didn't seem to be heavy woods - just a typical city area. Anyone out there know how this could happen? It would seem that you could protect your house from this with just a standard garden hose. I can see it happening in the mountains or something but this area looked as flat as that one girl in 12th grade. (won't use her name.)

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My yard and all those around me are drier than a popcorn fart. I could easily see how a fire could spread fast right now.

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