LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - It’s been just under two months since the massive wildfire in Logan County charred thousands of acres, killed one person and destroyed dozens of structures and homes.
Some families are still working day-after-day cleaning up, trying to rebuild, and struggling for a new place to call home.
It has been a long journey for the Baker family since May.
“Get up at 6:00 a.m. when the weather’s cool and work until it gets too hot,” said Baker.
A massive wildfire burned up their home and belongings in Andy’s Acres.
“My kids grew up there and everything they know as their home is no longer there,” said Baker.
The Bakers do have insurance, qualifying for $14,000 in help, but unfortunately, that’s not enough.
“We strictly had enough to put a down payment on a house. If anyone is watching, check your insurance policy, because I’m serious, we were eight times under-insured,” said Baker.
In order for the Bakers to get their new modular home put in, they have to level parts of their land and the biggest need is getting trees in the way taken down.
“If they could bring a grinder out and help get the trees cut, tops ground up, because that what causes all the bulky buildup,” said Baker.
The family is searching for tree cutters and anyone else willing to help clean up damage.
The goal is to be in a new home by August 7th, a special day for Baker.
“It’s my birthday,” said Baker.
That way the family said they can celebrate in a new home, rather than in piles of debris.
If you’d like to help the Bakers, please call the station at (405) 424-4444 or send us an email and we will get you in contact with the family.