Disaster center to open in Oklahoma for fire aid help

DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) -- A mobile disaster recovery center is slated to open near Drumright this week to help residents apply for aid after a devastating wildfire burned more than 90 square miles last month in Oklahoma's Creek County.

Officials say the center is slated to open at a church near Drumright on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management deputy director Michelann Ooten says the center will make it easier for people in the Drumright area to get face-to-face information about assistance.

The center will open at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Olive, Okla. It will remain there through Sept. 10.

Officials say a disaster recovery center in Mannford will remain open until further notice.

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