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Snyder family speaks out after fire destroys former home

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SNYDER, Okla__ A Snyder building is in ruins after a fire destroyed everything thing inside on Friday.

"Wow everything, everything is just gone.  Everything is just gone," Chrystal Gilley said.

Gilley grew up in the building.

Her parents owned it and a few years ago decided to down size and move a few blocks away.

"I just thought it would always be there.  It was where we grew up, it was home when I was little," Gilley said.

 Even though they moved they kept most of their belongings there.

That includes family photos, clothing, important paperwork, and classic cars her dad worked on, now, all gone.

"One particular car he had he got when he first got back from Vietnam, so it was really really, really sentimental to him," Gilley said.

Friday was the most difficult day of her family's life, and to make matters worse, she had to see comments on Facebook of people who knew nothing about the place saying it was just a meth lab, but that was far from the case, it was a home with life long memories inside.

"I couldn't help but just want to wrap my arms around my dad, because I know how I feel but I can't imagine, I'm 31 years old, but everything I have worked for gone in 2 seconds.  That's what he had to endure, that's what he had to watch," Gilley said.

Together they spent the day watching the fire take its toll on the building.

They saw the damage get progressively worse and heard explosions they assume were the gas tanks of her dad's classic cars.

There's not much they can do now, only rely on each other to get through the loss of a building filled with memories and some of their most prized possessions. 

"We have each other, and having each other strength will get through it," Gilley said.

Gilley says she believes the fire is suspicious because there were two fires going at one time.

She says the fire marshall is expected to investigate it Saturday or Sunday.
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