The fires are being blamed for 52 injuries throughout the state, said Patrice Greenawalt, trauma director for the Department of Health. Hospitals taking care of patients reported the injuries between 6 p.m. Thursday and 1:15 p.m. today. Greenawalt said the injuries ranged from burns to injuries sustained while evacuating.
In the Oklahoma City area, 21 people had been injured and five people were injured in the surrounding metro area, she said.
Across the state, 10 people were injured in fires in northwestern Oklahoma and 13 people were injured in southwestern Oklahoma. No injuries related to Thursday evenings tornadoes in eastern Oklahoma have been reported, Greenawalt said. The numbers would be updated throughout the day, she said.
- Julie Bisbee