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PLATTER, Okla. -- A fire has left a family homeless Tuesday afternoon when it burned through a platter mobile home around 2:30. Colbert and Calera firefighters say they arrived to find the south end of the trailer engulfed in flames.
The homeowner says he just returned from Dallas, realized his home was on fire, and tried to go in to get some personal things.
"My wife seen smoke and I went in there and something blew up and hit me in the head, and then I went out and waited for the fire department," said the home’s owner, David Littrell.
Firefighters say the metal roof kept heat in, causing the fire to spread quickly. They say the home is a total loss.