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LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - A Logan County wildfire that burned around 1,600 acres has left a family of five homeless.

"I know without a shadow of a doubt that it will all be better," said Andy Keller.

The Keller family knew something was wrong when smoke started to overpower their land.

"We tried to get the stuff that's irreplaceable, a couple of outfits for the girls, the dog and just got out as fast as possible," said Keller.

The Keller's home, which they had just moved into at the end of October, is now a pile of ashes.

"We'll rebuild, we'll obviously clear a little bit more and have some space between the trees and our house," said Keller.

A lesson their friend and neighbor down the road agrees with.

"Go ahead and cough up the money, brush hogs or let the people come out and dig around your house. I think that's what saved our house, that there was enough of the land that had been mowed down," said Frances Peterson.

The family says they had little time to react.  They were only able to grab the important things like medications and their pets.

"The fireman said it looked like little fire tornadoes dancing in the front of our yard," said Peterson.

While the Kellers are in good spirits right now, they are thankful for all the community support.

"It's overwhelming. I have people that I don't know or people that I haven't spoken to in years that call up. We've had people donate money, people who want to donate clothing," said Keller.

Gestures that will help their family rebuilt a new forever home.

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