Update: Texas Wildfires Kill Couple

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Worth, Texas (AP) Wildfires that have raged in parts of northern Texas have killed at least two people.

Family members of former WFAA-TV reporter Matt Quinn and his wife, Cathy, told the station the couple was killed Thursday when fire overtook their home about five miles from Montague.

The station reports the couple's son was treated for burns and is in fair condition.

A Montague County Sheriff's Dispatcher declined to discuss the deaths Friday.

Wind-whipped fires destroyed dozens of homes in the Montague County towns of Sunset and Stoneburg on Thursday.

In Oklahoma, officials report 34 injuries, two of them serious, related to wildfires. An Oklahoma sheriff estimates 100 homes or other structures were damaged.

The Police Chief in Midwest City, Okla., says some areas look like “a war zone.” The blazes had been fanned by winds gusting to more than 50 miles per hour. The fires have forced the closure of sections of interstate 35, the main north-south highway.

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