Officials: 'Monster' Oklahoma Wildfire Contained

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Residents in parts of Oklahoma are being allowed to return to their homes Monday after wildfires forced them out.

As many as 18 fires have been reported since last week. Officials said some fires are continuing to burn.

Meanwhile, fire officials say a "monster" fire in northeastern Oklahoma's Creek County has been contained.    

They say cooler temperatures and a light rain overnight helped slow the fire, which devoured nearly 91 square miles.
Dozens of homes have been reduced to ash. The fires even charred and toppled telephone poles.

"Those without insurance we need to work with the faith community, work with the charities and maybe establish a command center at some point because we want to make sure to work with the governor to see what we can do for them," Oklahoma State Insurance Commissioner John Doak said.

Oklahoma resident and local news anchor Keith Taylor lost his home to the fires.

"That's the sad part to me, is we've got insurance, you know and it hurts," Taylor said. "But there's other people who lost absolutely everything and have no way to bounce back."

"I feel for them. We'll be fine, but I worry about those other folks, sorry," he said as he choked back tears.

Fire officials are investigating the causes of the fires. Arson has not been ruled out as the cause for the massive blaze.

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