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Charges to be filed soon in Creek County wildfires, prosecutor says

SAPULPA - Creek County authorities plan to charge a suspect in the devastating wildfires last month that burned 58,500 acres, destroyed 376 homes and left hundreds homeless.

BY SUSAN HYLTON - Tulsa World Modified: September 19, 2012 at 10:30 am •  Published: September 19, 2012
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SAPULPA - Creek County authorities plan to charge a suspect in the devastating wildfires last month that burned 58,500 acres, destroyed 376 homes and left hundreds homeless.

Assistant District Attorney Mike Loeffler said the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Creek County Sheriff's Office have completed their investigation and that charges should be filed in the next 48 hours.

The charges will be for willfully violating the burn ban or alternatively, arson in the third degree.

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