At least one person died Sunday as a result of an Oklahoma wildfire, officials said.
The fire victim, a 56-year-old man, refused to leave his home when asked to evacuate, Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow told CNN.
The fire was reported near Interstate 35 and Seward Road in Guthrie, Oklahoma, about 4 p.m. CDT, city officials said.
At least six homes were destroyed along with numerous unoccupied structures after a controlled burn went out of control, Guthrie officials said on their Facebook page.
A burn ban wasn't in effect at the time of the fire in Logan County, Oklahoma, officials said.
Only four Oklahoma counties have instituted burn bans, according to the Oklahoma Forestry Services.
It was a hot, windy day in the Guthrie area Sunday with a high of 97 degrees F and a stiff south-southwest wind between 17 to 26 mph, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.
The Guthrie, Oklahoma, fire is shown on a visible satellite image on Sunday, May, 4, 2014. (Photo/NOAA)
"There were gusts over 30 mph for much of the afternoon," Roys said.
Conditions will remain hot and windy on Monday with record-challenging heat around 97 degrees F, Roys said. Wind gusts over 30 mph are also possible.
Fire destroyed at least six homes in Guthrie, Oklahoma, after a controlled burn got out of control and killed at least one person on Sunday, May 4, 2014, city officials said. (Photo/City of Guthrie, Oklahoma)
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Sandra has rapidly weakened to a tropical storm but will continue to bring heavy rainfall into western Mexico on Saturday.
Heavy thunderstorms will continue to shift northward across central South America with the greatest threat for flooding focusing on northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Saturday morning.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential for significant flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
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