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Mannford Family Still Impacted By Wildfire's Devastation

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More than 58,000 acres burned last August. All that's left are charred trees and lost homes. More than 58,000 acres burned last August. All that's left are charred trees and lost homes.
The Greenfields lived in a home here for 20 years before the wildfire destroyed it along with more than 100 others. The Greenfields lived in a home here for 20 years before the wildfire destroyed it along with more than 100 others.
The blaze "would go through the tops of the trees like a rolling ball of fire," Christa Greenfield said. The blaze "would go through the tops of the trees like a rolling ball of fire," Christa Greenfield said.
Investigators are still looking for Billy Cloud, the Bristow man authorities believe started the wildfire intentionally. Investigators are still looking for Billy Cloud, the Bristow man authorities believe started the wildfire intentionally.
MANNFORD, Oklahoma -

A Creek County family is wondering if they'll rebuild after a massive wildfire burned down their home last year.

More than 58,000 acres burned.

All that's left are charred trees and lost homes.

"Before we even got a chance to get up and go and look again my nephew came and said, 'It's gone,'" victim Christa Greenfield said. "I was like, 'No, we were just there.' Then he was like, 'It's just gone."

Greenfield is talking about her home her family lived in for 20 years.

"It would go through the tops of the trees like a rolling ball of fire," Greenfield said.

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On Aug. 4, 2012, her family evacuated as a large wildfire raced through Creek County.

"I've never seen anything like it," she said. "I've lived here all my life."

This is the story of many homeowners who lost their homes. More than 400 were destroyed.

"It was just sad (seeing the) house burning that I've lived all my life in," Rylan Greenfield said.

Just Saturday, the Greenfield's came out to see what was left on their concrete slab. They're still finding memories.

Christa Greenfield said she doesn't know if she'll build another home here.

Volunteers helped clean up the rubble.

Charred trees and fresh green brush are what's left after the devastating wildfire.

But Greenfield says her home isn't what's important.

"You mourn it," she said. "You just kind of mourn it. Just like you would anything else, any other kind of loss, but then you move on. Those are just material things; they can be replaced."

Billy Cloud, the Bristow man authorities believe started the wildfire intentionally, is still at large.

8/2/2013 Related Story: Suspect In Creek County Wildfires Still At Large A Year Later

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