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Fire at Oklahoma church forces polling location to close

A photo of the fire that forced the polling location at a church in McAlester to close. Taken and provided by Marissa Johnson on June 28, 2022.

A fire at a church in McAlester, Oklahoma has forced the polling location to close.

Voters in precincts 7 and 40 are being asked to visit the Pittsburg County Election Board Office at 109 East Carl Albert Parkway, room101 in McAlester to cast their vote.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. At this time, no one has been injured.

Election board officials said those with questions can call 918-423-3877.

The fire is not expected to interfere with voting for the state's primary elections.

Before making her way to Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS News Director Cassidy Mudd worked as an assignment editor and digital producer at a local news station. Her work has appeared on ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates across the country.