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Some return to shelters as Oklahoma wildfires burn

Wildfires continued to burn Sunday night. Pastor Greg Mack at Slaughterville Baptist Church says some residents have not been able to reach their homes and others are finding theirs burned.

From left, Gayland Cannon, Eugene Hacker and Ron Ross wait at a gas station at SE108 and Hwy 9 after evacuating their homes in the area of SE 132nd and Cedar Lane as a wildfire burns through Cleveland County near Norman, Okla., Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Nate Billings)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Some Oklahoma residents have returned to emergency shelters, despite evacuation orders being lifted in many areas of the state.

Wildfires continued to burn Sunday night. Pastor Greg Mack at Slaughterville Baptist Church says some residents have not been able to reach their homes and others are finding theirs burned.

Department of Emergency Management officials did not know how many evacuation orders remained in place. Spokeswoman Keli Cain says they'll start Monday on helping in areas where requested.

A fire had devoured almost 91 square miles and continued to burn between Mannford and Kellyville in northeastern Oklahoma's Creek County as light rain and cooler temperatures gave firefighters a brief respite early Sunday.

Gov. Mary Fallin says the state is doing all it can to assist in putting out the flames.


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