Families lose homes to fires near Keystone Lake

TERLTON, Okla. - Dozens of homes have been burnt to the ground in Terlton and other communities along Keystone Lake.

Twisted metal and smoldering ashes is all that's left of Verna Crabtree's home.

"They wouldn't let us out there until this morning," she said. "I came out and this is what I find. Everything's gone. 38 years of my life down the drain."

Crabtree's family and dogs made it out safe. But now she's left with a pile of charred memories she can't replace-- from family photograph's to a vintage 1960's car.

"All of their belongings, their memories are gone," said her boyfriend, Jared Stanley.

Firefighters did what they could to keep the fires from spreading. Smoke filled the air and flames charred land as far as the eye can see.

"It took its toll," Crabtree said. "I don't know where I'll go from here."

"The main thing is that they're safe," Stanley said. " We'll try to move on from here."

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