Oklahoma fires

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Oklahoma fires

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Oklahoma residents returned to the charred remains of their homes Monday as firefighters battled a stubborn blaze that began after a controlled burn a day earlier went awry and swept through the parched countryside with wind gusts at 31 mph.

A man who rejected an evacuation order died in the blaze Sunday night, authorities said. Forecasters said the fire danger will get worse before it gets better, with temperatures to reach 100 on Monday and Tuesday and daytime wind gusts to steadily grow stronger. (AP)

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