"Some Return To Shelters as Oklahoma Wildfires Burn"

"OKLAHOMA CITY -- Some Oklahoma residents have returned to emergency shelters despite evacuation orders in many areas of the state being lifted, as wildfires continued to burn."

"Pastor Greg Mack at Slaughterville Baptist Church, where a shelter was set up for those forced from their homes by the fires in Cleveland County, said Sunday that some residents have not been able to reach their homes and others are finding theirs burned.

'They've been leaving here, trying to get to their homes. Some of them are and some of them aren't' able to return home, Mack said.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said the agency did not know how many evacuation orders remained in place. She said officials would start Monday on helping in areas where requested."

Ken Miller reports for the Associated Press August 6, 2012.


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Source: AP, 08/06/2012