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Oklahoma wildfires: Body of adult found in burned rural Norman home

The first body pulled from a fire-ravaged home emphasized the human toll of the Oklahoma wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and destroyed an untold number of properties across the state in the past week.

The body was found Saturday in east Norman near 120th Avenue SE and State Highway 9, authorities said Monday.

Early estimates indicate at least 100 structures and 7,900 acres burned in Cleveland County.

The state medical examiner is trying to identify the victim pulled from the home, spokeswoman Amy Elliott said.

“The body is burned beyond recognition,” she said.

Elliott said the victim is an adult, but officials don't know the race or gender.

Fires continue to burn

Wildfires in hard-hit Creek County continued to burn Monday, authorities reported. More than 58,000 acres have burned as fires hopscotch across a parched Oklahoma landscape there.

Fires also were burning Monday in Yale and near Cushing, officials report.

In Little Axe in Cleveland County, a house fire sparked a small grass fire Monday morning, fire officials said. The log cabin-style home burned down, but the grass fire was contained.

Norman Emergency Management reported the fire in Norman is contained with units roaming for hot spots.

Overall, more than 93,400 acres have burned in fires across the state since July 30, Oklahoma Emergency Management officials said.

911 recording released

The Oklahoma County sheriff's staff continues to investigate reports that arson sparked a Luther fire that ripped through more than 2,600 acres Friday, a spokesman said Monday.

The sheriff released a 911 call from man who said the area exploded with fire after a pickup driver threw something out the window before speeding away.

The shouting caller told an Oklahoma County dispatcher he saw a driver of a “blueish-black truck” throw something out of a window near NE 150 and N Luther Road off the Turner Turnpike.

“I got up there where he was at, and the whole woods exploded when I got up to him,” the man said. “I got a fire here bad.”

The caller stayed in the area as a grass fire began to rage to warn nearby homeowners, according to the 911 recording.

Grants approved

Drumright fire officials in sore need of a boost in resources got some peace of mind when the federal government approved grants to help reimburse local governments, volunteer fire departments and other first responders for costs associated with the fires.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved grants for seven fires, the state Emergency Management Department announced Monday:

• July 30 in Stillwater

• Thursday in Geary

• Fiday in Luther, Noble/Norman/Slaughterville and Creek County

• Saturday in Drumright and Glencoe.

The fire that hit Drumright and the surrounding area in Creek and Payne counties strained every resource, officials said.

“Funds are diminishing,” Drumright Fire Chief Wade Guyer said Sunday, a day after firefighters beat back a fire surrounding the town on three sides. “Manpower, they're getting tired. Our equipment is starting to break down.”

The grants won't solve all issues brought on by a marathon of wildfire.

Water reserves are running extremely low in the area, Guyer said.

Weather/fire danger

The fire danger continued to be extremely high across Oklahoma, with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, low humidity and winds, according to forestry services.

A statewide burn ban instituted by Gov. Mary Fallin remains in effect.

Contributing: Staff Writer Robert Medley

Damage assessed

The Oklahoma

Forestry Services

has tallied the

number of acres

burned in

communities

across the

state since Friday:

• Creek County:

58,500 acres

• Cushing: 1,578 acres

• Drumright: 6,493

acres

• Luther: 2,600 acres

• Ninnekah: 9,600 acres

• Norman/Noble/Slaughterville: 7,900 acres

• Shamrock: 3,990 acres

• Yale: 2,823 acres

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A burned utility pole smolders around burned trees, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

A burned utility pole smolders around burned trees, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A wood post still burns at a home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A wood post still burns at a home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4fc6ced344dfe2df6fea4decfceb1088.jpg" alt="Photo - A house sits unharmed in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla." title="A house sits unharmed in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla."><figcaption>A house sits unharmed in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-14c8c3bb399a073373dfd5b12caba766.jpg" alt="Photo - Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1c2e9a776eed7f427dc4ad0172a7497c.jpg" alt="Photo - Abigail Bell looks at a relative's burned cars , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Abigail Bell looks at a relative's burned cars , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Abigail Bell looks at a relative's burned cars , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the community of Oak Grove, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3da2b213923bce8c108583be11a9cc3d.jpg" alt="Photo - A home is pictured burned , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A home is pictured burned , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A home is pictured burned , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-04199816e2620b4b96b206aff02302f3.jpg" alt="Photo - A burned home is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A burned home is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A burned home is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-46c2b1957cfb271ccf36d3b41257cc28.jpg" alt="Photo - Wildfire damage is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Wildfire damage is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Wildfire damage is pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ea43d532badc9ebc7c3990b979dc3a5b.jpg" alt="Photo - Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove community in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove community in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Burned cars are pictured , Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Oak Grove community in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-79ea748305e123c2545c65acede1fec5.jpg" alt="Photo - Gov. Mary Fallin visits with city officials, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Gov. Mary Fallin visits with city officials, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Gov. Mary Fallin visits with city officials, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c5803198e7c30de530f4b14f9497a18b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oscar Montelongo, right, looks at what is left of his home with Doug Roberson looks, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oscar Montelongo, right, looks at what is left of his home with Doug Roberson looks, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oscar Montelongo, right, looks at what is left of his home with Doug Roberson looks, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2fee50ce43f56f0600e099f933571eb8.jpg" alt="Photo - A home still burns, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A home still burns, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A home still burns, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cc724d40938632fee4a6a1f1caf6a352.jpg" alt="Photo - Laurilyn Harris surveys the damage at her cousin's home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. " title="Laurilyn Harris surveys the damage at her cousin's home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. "><figcaption>Laurilyn Harris surveys the damage at her cousin's home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8ffcdfe2a32b35631dfba9b24ec0ab1d.jpg" alt="Photo - Marie Montelongo looks through her burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Marie Montelongo looks through her burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Marie Montelongo looks through her burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4bdf5ccb6e14384dcccdfb668d883a5d.jpg" alt="Photo - A car sits burned in a field in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla." title="A car sits burned in a field in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla."><figcaption>A car sits burned in a field in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-81a61639e8b664d2af67f87d510b8852.jpg" alt="Photo - Cows gather around a tree in a burned field, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday." title="Cows gather around a tree in a burned field, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday."><figcaption>Cows gather around a tree in a burned field, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b1b7f44754aad47cc48f2f53a59f8b6e.jpg" alt="Photo - A bike lies in ash in a burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A bike lies in ash in a burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A bike lies in ash in a burned home, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8432a87c9fbc9475a3782f07684cedcc.jpg" alt="Photo - A burned utility poles lies in ash, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="A burned utility poles lies in ash, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>A burned utility poles lies in ash, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5055ab63cf9744d3f2b1e85bc8d74b79.jpg" alt="Photo - Jonathan Bell looks at what is left of a relatives home with his daughter Abigail, 5, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Jonathan Bell looks at what is left of a relatives home with his daughter Abigail, 5, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Jonathan Bell looks at what is left of a relatives home with his daughter Abigail, 5, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Oak Grove community near Drumright, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa2bd25f61a6d88c684384bd5361dcec.jpg" alt="Photo - Doug Roberson looks over damage at the home of Oscar Montelongo, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday." title="Doug Roberson looks over damage at the home of Oscar Montelongo, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday."><figcaption>Doug Roberson looks over damage at the home of Oscar Montelongo, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Glencoe, Okla., after wildfires moved through the area Saturday.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-71797e2538c942926321360f29a97e62.jpg" alt="Photo - A Norman firefighter gives bottles of cold water to fellow firefighters inside a firetruck as they prepare to venture into a heavily wooded area north of SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird to extinguish flare-ups. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="A Norman firefighter gives bottles of cold water to fellow firefighters inside a firetruck as they prepare to venture into a heavily wooded area north of SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird to extinguish flare-ups. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>A Norman firefighter gives bottles of cold water to fellow firefighters inside a firetruck as they prepare to venture into a heavily wooded area north of SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird to extinguish flare-ups. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-925a66eaefa24636a0642a079b5891ef.jpg" alt="Photo - Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0e2756dbaa0c1cf9d387a00bd181665b.jpg" alt="Photo - Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-52783674d480eb654fca16c34fca389a.jpg" alt="Photo - Norman firefighters get a short rest between battling hot spots in heavily wooded areas along SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird Monday afternoon. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Norman firefighters get a short rest between battling hot spots in heavily wooded areas along SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird Monday afternoon. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Norman firefighters get a short rest between battling hot spots in heavily wooded areas along SH 9 near Lake Thunderbird Monday afternoon. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-74c13527856eb40c5fce05012e9f7dcf.jpg" alt="Photo - Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Father and son who both are named Tim Jones (not junior or senior) make temporary repairs to the front exterior of their mobile home after wildfires damaged it Friday. Homes surrounding their property had burned to the ground. The Jones' home escaped with minor damage to vinyl siding and skirting caused by the intense heat of the flames. Firefighters pulled burning wooden stairs (foreground) from the front of the home, preventing the structure from catching fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0e2756dbaa0c1cf9d387a00bd181665b.jpg" alt="Photo - Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Neal Wood, 50. and his daughter, Melissa Wood, 26, search through the ashen rubble that was her bedroom until their home was destroyed by fire on Friday. She lived with her young daughter in her parents' home in southeast Cleveland County. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-015cc5c35f74537d888ed7aef2d283a6.jpg" alt="Photo - Neal Wood, 50, walks among the ashes and charred remains of his home where he and his family have lived for 18 years. Everything in the home was destroyed in the fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman." title="Neal Wood, 50, walks among the ashes and charred remains of his home where he and his family have lived for 18 years. Everything in the home was destroyed in the fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman."><figcaption>Neal Wood, 50, walks among the ashes and charred remains of his home where he and his family have lived for 18 years. Everything in the home was destroyed in the fire. Norman firefighters continued to extinguish small grass fires on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, three days after a massive wildfire scorched more than 10 square miles of dry land, destroying dozens of homes and structures as it swept across rural sections of southeast Cleveland County. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.</figcaption></figure>
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