Oklahoma Wildfires: A FOX23 Special

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Updated: 8/13/2012 9:21 am Published: 8/10/2012 10:40 pm

It's been a summer for the history books in Oklahoma.  An extremely painful summer for many. On top of extreme drought, devastating wildfires.  Hundreds of families lost everything they owned.  Flames moved across dry fields and through trees, too fast.  One man described the fire as "alive."

Nearly 114,000 acres burned statewide.  The wildfires leveled at least 380 homes in a number of counties.  One person died in Norman.

Donations of clothing, goods, and thousands upon thousands of dollars have been coming in to charities across the state.  Families now look toward rebuilding with the help of the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the state and FEMA, and their friends, family members and neighbors.

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