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Oklahoma Residents Battle Wildfire With Water Jugs

Myka Burton pours water on a roadside hot spot on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Guthrie, Okla. "I'm doing anything I can to help" said Burton. Firefighters worked Monday to battle a large wildfire in central Oklahoma that destroyed at least six homes and left at least one person dead after a controlled burn spread out of control.Nick Oxford / AP

Residents joined the battle to try to contain a wildfire burning in Oklahoma Monday.

Myka Burton poured water on roadside hot spots in Guthrie, Okla. "I'm doing anything I can to help," said Burton.

Firefighters continued working Monday to battle a 4,000-acre blaze that has forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate and left one person dead, according to officials.

The fire started after a controlled burn spread out of control.

Image: Firefighters work to extinguish a flare up in Guthrie, Okla
Firefighters work to extinguish a flare up on May 5, in Guthrie, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state emergency across Oklahoma after several wildfires broke out across the state.Nick Oxford / AP
— The Associated Press contributed to this report