A 23-year military veteran, who lost his home in the massive grassfire, says there is one message he wants to get out before the winds pick up.
Torio Macaruso tells KRMG, "Just let them know if they plan on putting out a cigarette, do it in an ashtray. Not out the window."
Macaruso is one of hundreds who lost their homes to the fire last month.
Investigators say the fire was caused by a Bristow man throwing out a cigarette.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The wildfire victims in Creek County still have a long road ahead.
The first step after a massive fire is finding food and shelter.
Macaruso says it's a daily battle for items he never thought much about before evacuating.
He says, "I have gone to look for my favorite mug and it has not been there.”
Macaruso wasn't able to go back until about a week later.
That’s when he saw that there was nothing left.
He hasn’t even thought about starting to replace valuable paperwork like his birth certificate and social security card.
"That's not a top priority right now.”
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