SULPHUR, Okla. (KXII)-- The Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire in Sulphur this evening, which left a man and his granddaughter homeless.
"I don't even know where to start, I don't know what to do," Homeowner Steve Deen, said. "I've never had a house burn."
Deen and his granddaughter were at the grocery store after picking her up from school Tuesday afternoon, when he got the call that their house was on fire.
"We just raced home, but it was too late," Deen said. "There was nothing we could do."
By the time he arrived, firefighters were already on scene. Officials believe the home to be a total loss and Deen lost one of his dogs, and nearly everything inside.
"You get 40 years of memories, I can't even think right now of everything I had in there that I cherish." Deen said.
But not everything, thanks to firefighters who salvaged what Deen considers the most important.
"My wife passed away three years ago, we had her cremated. She was in the house," Deen said. "I would've just felt horrible if something happened to that."
Deen's nephew also lost his Davis farmhouse to a fire earlier that day.
The cause of both fires are still under investigation by the fire marshal.
But Deen is just thankful no one was hurt, and that they have family nearby to support them.
"I'm kinda ready to go home I guess and watch the Olympics with Mom. And say, that's the breaks. That's the way it goes." Deen said.