Sunday Morning House Fire Nearly a Total Loss

Twenty-three firefighters and nine units arrived to a house engulfed in flames around 11 a.m. Sunday. It took firefighters 40 minutes to put out the fire and when they did the damage was
clear, nearly a total loss with firefighters estimating $50,000 worth of damage.

"I was playing with my stepson and I looked out the back window and I saw a whole bunch of commotion over there," said neighbor Brian Sedberry. "I walked into my back yard and I saw my water hose stretched out and they said they tried to use it."

Officials believe the fire started when a boy was playing with a lighter. The family of six made it out alive, though one boy did receive some burns on his torso and leg. He was sent to the hospital and later released.

Newschannel 6 spoke to the father off camera. He said he's thankful to the community for stepping forward to help them during this difficult time. Family and friends are salvaging what's left. Some belongings in their garage were not damaged. The family is currently being helped by the Red Cross.

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.