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Rosecrest Fire victims return to what's left of homes

HERRIMAN (ABC 4 News) - Herriman residents are just now returning back to their homes, or in some cases, what's left of them.
Charred vehicle in Herriman (Emerson Lotzia)
Charred vehicle in Herriman (Emerson Lotzia)
Site of a destroyed home in Herriman (Emerson Lotzia)
Site of a destroyed home in Herriman (Emerson Lotzia)
HERRIMAN (ABC 4 News) - Herriman residents are just now returning back to their homes, or in some cases, what's left of them.

The evacuation order was lifted for all areas Saturday night.  Some people returned to their homes as they left them while others returned to minimal damage.  Four families came home to nothing thanks to the fire that burned 611 acres. 

"I've lost everything," Terri Bowen told ABC4's Emerson Lotzia.  "We were able just to get our horses out and we had flames in our backyard so we knew that we were going to lose it."

For Terri and her husband Steve Crain, this week marked the 4-year anniversary living in their Rose Creek Lane home.  They had just finished up a 6-month remodeling project and in less than 24 hours their house had been reduced to a pile of rubble.

"We got out with our horses and the clothes on our backs, and that's it," Bowen said.  "We have nothing."

The fire started a half mile from Steve and Terri's home.  By the time they were done evacuating the horses, the flames were at their doorstep.

"Because somebody wasn't careful I have nothing," said a very emotional Bowen.  "They only thing I have is my friends and family.  I have nothing else."

To see the devastation just click on the video attached to this story.

As of Saturday evening, officials said the Rosecrest Fire was 60 percent contained. 

Stay tuned to ABC4 News and ABC4.com for the latest.
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