OOLOGAH, Okla. - Many Oologah residents are home after a gas meter fire forced evacuations Tuesday.
Officials say lightning hit a power line near Highway 169 and Highway 88. The line sparked a fire when it fell on a gas meter, causing several other meters to go up in flames.
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A total of 43 homes were evacuated while flames shot into the air.
No one was injured and no homes were damaged but gas was shut off while fire crews battled the flames.
Oologah fire officials say they ran out of daylight Tuesday to finish checking the natural gas levels in all the affected homes.
Until crews can complete those inspections about 20 families will remain without gas service.
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