The Oklahoma wildfires savagely took the life of a Cleveland County resident at Cedar Lane and 144th St. The person was burned alive in the wildfire after the Noble, OK resident refused to evacuate the property.
Why would someone refuse to leave their property when they know they could burn to death in a scorching fire? What was the person's reason for not abandoning their property? Were they trapped inside?
At this time, Oklahoma police do not believe there was foul play involved in the resident's death. However, it would make sense that the resident could have possibly been trapped inside the home, which is why they did not make it out of the Oklahoma wildfires' way. If Noble or Cleveland County law enforcement determine foul play, it will be reported in the future.
Police had discovered the resident on August 6th. The body, which was burned alive beyond recognition, was obviously unable to be identified. However, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office anticipates identifying the Noble, Oklahoma resident in a matter of days.
Of course, family members would know who the body belonged to.Right? They must be saddened beyond belief. Residents had reported that a woman who lived in the home alone and had "refused to leave her home" even though she had been warned of the potential fire hazard, which was aimed toward their community.The Oklahoma wildfires destroyed dozens of homes in the area, but the Cedar Lane and 144th death is the only causality reported thus far.
It is surprising with the massive amount of acreage burned in the fires that there has been only one death so far.The fire fighters in Oklahoma did an excellent job controlling and extinguishing the fires. Don't you think?