Nightly News | August 05, 2012
>> oklahoma tonight what is being described as a monster wildfire continues to burn in the northeastern part of the state, one of several that firefighters are still trying to contain. dozens of homes and other structures have been destroyed throughout the state this weekend. nbc reports from manford, oklahoma tonight with the very latest.
>> reporter: on the fire lines today cooler weather in oklahoma provided some help but not enough. at least six wildfires are still burning throughout the state.
>> we have guys here going on two hours sleep coming up on 24 hours on the fire line.
>> reporter: by mid afternoon the winds kicked up fuelling hot spots and leaving firefighters with a tough task ahead. the raging fire has burned nearly 60,000 acres. many are still unable to return to their homes. about 40 miles away where yesterday a fast moving fire tore through several homes, evacuation orders have been lifted.
>> it is heartbreaking. my husband and i when we turned the corner saw it up in flames.
>> reporter: they are stunned after losing their home which has been in the family for nearly a century.
>> i was a year old when my parents built it.
>> i didn't know what to think. it hurt me real bad because everything was gone.
>> the lord doesn't put anything on you than you can bear. that has to be the only way to look at it.
>> reporter: as the neighbors and relatives return to what was once a place of solace and safety they look to each other for comfort and support.
>> they have helped us through difficult times and we are going to help them through this time.
>> reporter: here state officials say more than 50 homes are destroyed and there is no rain in the forecast until wednesday.