Yesterday, at around 1:00pm, my daughter smelled smoke in her house. At first, she thought someone was burning leaves or trash next door, but when she checked through the house a second time, there were flames outside at one corner of her house.
She grabbed the baby, and escaped the house with just the clothes on her back. (No Shoes)
She ran to a neighbors house to call 911, and then stood to watch her house burn down.
Fire responders were there in about 5 minutes, but the fire quickly spread.
They lost everything. Furniture was reduced to ash. (No exaggeration)
The baby’s new nursery and all the new baby stuff…gone.
Their automobile…parked by the house…exploded.
One pet turtle…gone. The other pet turtle survived.
Pet cat perished.
We spent today visiting local help agencies and the Red Cross, and getting started replacing important papers and identification. We managed to salvage just a few items, heavily smoked damaged and water damaged.
They’ll have to start completely over.
Friends and family are donating clothes and household items for some eventual temporary residence, but their financial situation will be rocky for a while.
I’m a firm believer in receiving positive thoughts, good vibrations, and prayer; if that’s your perogative; and so I’m asking all my readers to send some my daughter’s and her family’s way.