Wildfire Breaks Out in Oklahoma as Temperatures Soar

Some 100 firefighters battled a wildfire covering more than 2,000 acres in Canton, Oklahoma, on July 15, as residents of the state were warned of “dangerous heat.”

Footage recorded by Aaron Spencer shows a view of the fire burning on Friday.

KOCO 5 News said the fire, which was thought to have been sparked by sunlight hitting a bottle, started on Thursday and spread to at least 2,000 acres by Friday.

One firefighter was sent to hospital due to heat exhaustion, the outlet said.

A heat advisory was in place until 8 pm Saturday, with temperatures forecast to reach 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celcius). Credit: Aaron Spencer via Storyful

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