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Man Pulls Elderly Mother To Safety From House Fire

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The weather is being blamed for a Wynnewood house fire that nearly took the life of a woman. The weather is being blamed for a Wynnewood house fire that nearly took the life of a woman.
WYNNEWOOD, Okla. -

The weather is being blamed for a Wynnewood house fire that nearly took the life of a woman, but her son took quick action. The family believes lightning caused the fire.

“I mean there's really nothing salvageable,” Dana Flowers said. “Not at all.”

But it's not all gone. More than ashy flakes are being conjured up right now.

“I remember when the foundation was dug. My cousins and I were just running around in the little trenches just as young kids,” he said.

The embers are still hot and will eventually burn out, but the sentimental soot will never settle.

“Put a few nails in and help put the sheet rock in and do this and that to complete the house,” Flowers said.

His grandfather built the home from the ground up.

“It was my granddad's legacy,” he said.

A little here and a little there - seven years in the making, until he and Flowers' grandmother finally moved into the finished home.

“After hours when he'd come home from his regular job, they'd work on it, and then on weekends family and friends and whatnot would come over and contribute and help out all they could,” Flowers said.

Now, four and a half decades later, Dana's grandfather is gone, but his grandmother still lived in the home. She's 100 years- old, bedridden and an amputee. Family members would take turns caring for her, and Tuesday night was Flowers' father's turn.

“My dad woke up, heard the alarms going off and pulled her from that bed out here and then out to that cedar tree out there,” he said. “You can see her bed right there. That's the bed she was in when the fire broke out.”

And it is still smoldering. There's a lot in this place.

“The effort, the time and just how much my grandmother cherished this home,” Flowers said. “It was something they did together, and it's just hard to sit here and watch it and see it like this.”

Both Flowers' grandmother and father were rushed to the hospital and are both recovering from smoke inhalation.

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