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Two killed, home destroyed in house fire early Sunday morning

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Two people were killed when their home caught fire around 6 a.m. Sunday in Pryor. (Courtesy of Nancy Schaumburg)

PRYOR, Okla. (KTUL) -- Two people were killed when their home caught fire around 6 a.m. Sunday in Pryor.

Crews had the area near 3rd and Elliott taped off for most of the day.

No one could get within about 50 feet of the home that caught fire early Sunday morning.

Cell phone video caught the massive flames take over the home just before 6 a.m.

“I noticed this unusual picture and thought wow what a unique sunrise,” neighbor Nancy Shaumburg said.

Schaumburg opened the curtain, but didn’t see a sunrise.

“Flames all crazy and high,” she said. “They got up about 20 feet at one time. I run to the house trying to get my phone saying the house is on fire.”

Schaumburg says she called 911, but when officials got to the home, it was too late.

Officers say two people living in the home, died.

Pryor police with the help from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are still looking into what caused this fire.

“I ran up to the porch to get my Pitbull’s that was the first thing I thought about,” roommate Justin Boyce said.

Boyce lives at the home with three other people.

He says his other roommates aren’t typically home overnight.

“So, I wasn’t even thinking about that,” he said.

He quickly found out, he not only lost his home, but two of his closest friends.

“Devastating, I mean I lost everything, how would you feel?” he asked.

Boyce says he isn’t sure where he will go next.

His home is a total loss.

“I am a survivor, I can survive anything,” he said.

He says he'll continue living, for the two friends he lost in the fire.

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