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Brandy West drinks water in front of the burned home of her mother.  West was on the property shortly after sunrise to begin searching for salvageable items, mostly documents and her mother's belongings  from inside the three-bedroom frame house at 1006 S Douglas Street. Her parents had lived in this house for 30 years before fire destroyed it.  Residents  in Luther were allowed to return to the their homes early Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, after they fled a rapidly moving wildfire yesterday that consumed at least seven structures on South Dogwood Street, leaving smoldering ashes where family homes once stood.    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.