Governor Mary Fallin, federal officials to tour wildfire damage

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. - Federal teams are in Oklahoma Thursday to examine the damage caused by wildfires across the state.

Agents with FEMA and the Small Business Administration are touring the fire-ravaged areas of Oklahoma Thursday to determine the level of uninsured losses and the needs of those whose homes and businesses were damaged by the fires.

The results of their assessment will be used to decide whether individuals and business owners will qualify for federal disaster assistance.

Gov. Mary Fallin is joining the assessment teams Thursday for a tour of the damage in Creek, Payne, Cleveland and Oklahoma Counties.

The fires destroyed 380 homes and burned more than 171 square miles statewide.

Meanwhile, as Creek County residents begin the long cleanup and recovery process, a resource center that was set up in Mannford is moving to a larger location.

Located at First United Methodist Church in Mannford on East Greenwood, a number of different agencies are offering residents help from noon to 7 p.m. every day.

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