(GUTHRIE, Okla.) - Firefighters worked through the night and into early Monday to battle a large wildfire that destroyed at least six homes and left one person dead.
Investigators believe ranchers started the fire when a controlled burn spread out of control about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.
The wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon near Guthrie.
In just a few hours, four to six square miles burned.
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Guthrie Fire Department Chief Eric Harlow says the fire was about 75 percent contained as of Monday morning.
About 1,000 people were evacuated from homes Sunday.
Firefighters said a 56-year-old man died after he didn’t evacuate.
The victim was found in his home Sunday night.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter at a church in Guthrie for those affected by the fire.
High winds and dry conditions will continue Monday.
The National Weather Service predicted a high temperature of 100 degrees in Guthrie on Monday, with winds gusting up to 31 mph.