Woodward (US), Apr 13 (AP) A wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma has burned more than 120,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbaur said today that the fire has destroyed several homes near Woodward, about 200 kilometres northeast of Oklahoma City.

He says no injuries have been reported.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management reports another fire has burned more than 21,000 acres near the town of Leedey, about 65 kilometres south of Woodward.

The National Weather Service says dangerous fire weather conditions are expected in much of western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle through tomorrow, with low humidity and strong winds of 32-48 kph and gusts of up to 50 80 kph. (AP) SMJ

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