While those affected by Thursday’s fires are awaiting answers, Lojka said the inquiry might take time.
"We have to be patient. These things take a while. It may take a while to get people to talk about what happened,” Lojka said.
What’s the damage?
A current assessment from state officials is 100 to 150 homes destroyed statewide, and FEMA assessment teams will try to determine whether victims’ combined unmet financial needs are enough to trigger federal funding.
But state officials urge people not to wait on assessments before seeking the help they need.
"The main thing is to get in touch with the Red Cross and your insurance company,” Ashwood said.
And while American Red Cross workers closed temporary field offices that had been set up near fire scenes, victims can still seek assistance through their local branch offices, spokeswoman Kyla Campbell said.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department said although more than an inch of rain fell Sunday, a burn ban is still in effect. All outdoor burning is banned until the ban is lifted. Two citations were issued to Oklahoma County residents who violated the ban on Monday.
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