Oklahoma structure fire severely damages downtown businesses

Posted at 8:41 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 09:41:44-05

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Multiple fire crews are responding to a blaze that has badly damaged businesses in Guthrie, north of Oklahoma City.

Firefighters battled to contain a structure fire Saturday afternoon after officials say it consumed two businesses that sold flowers and musical instruments in downtown Guthrie.

Fire officials say that no injuries have been reported but that they expect to be working the scene well into the evening.

The task of containing the fire was made more difficult by strong winds blowing through the city of 10,000 people.

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