Oklahoma Wildfires: Hunt For An Arsonist?

Ginger Zee has the latest on the fires; hundreds of evacuations ordered.
3:00 | 08/05/12

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Now, to breaking story overnight, hundreds of new evacuations in oklahoma, where they are fighting a dozen wildfires amidst a perfect storm of drought and high winds. This mystery -- did someone set one of these fires on purpose? Abc meteorologist ginger zee is on the story. Fresh flames. Growing terror and man hunt. Almost 50,000 acres have burned. Dramatic new picture overnight. These homes totally engulfed by flames. Gutted by the fire. The flames so fierce, firefighters could do nothing to save the homes. Across the oklahoma city region, walls of fires, with multiple fast-moving wildfires whipped up by strong winds. 600 people forced to flee for their homes. Memories. Everything's gone. Reporter: The fire in luter, oklahoma, just 25 miles northeast of oklahoma city, literally swallowed streets and homes holes. And it's believed to be the work of an arsonist. The man hunt is on for a black pickup truck and the driver is to said to blame for day care structure. I'm 82 years old. I have never seen anything like it before. Reporter: As the firefighters gain some measure of control, families begin to struggle what remains after smoke clearance. You find things that are salvageable after a tornado. You come here, you move anything and it turns to dust. Reporter: Conditions have definitely improved as rain moved in. Behind that front, you got some moisture and cooler air, they'll DROP INTO THE MID AND UPPER 90s. They have been above 100 for 18 days. It's going to be a pretty tough fight. We're watching another story, multiple in the tropics.

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