Fire Victim Speaks Out

Published 04/14 2014 06:17PM

Updated 04/14 2014 06:28PM

Lon Davis stands in his driveway, and does his best to try and describe what use to be his family home.

"A freezer inside of there, all of our camping gear and stuff like that," he says while pointing to a large burnt piece of rubble.

He calls his situation "surreal." 

"I really don't know how to describe it, other than shock," Davis says.

Just last week the family home was intact, but in the early morning hours of Thursday morning, the home went up in flames.

"I came back to work, I was staying at my moms house I was coming back to pick up this car," he says.

Davis and his family were not home at the time of the fire.. he said he returned to the house about four o'clock in the morning to switch cars ...and get ready for work.

"When I stopped in front of the fire trucks I thought, I hope that's not my house." 

It was his house and in a matter of moments, everything the Davis family owned, was gone.

For the moment, Lon Davis said he's trying to reflect on the good, having his family with him, and no one was hurt. He says they are slowly trying to get back into a routine. 

"I just wanna say thank you to everybody who has helped as far as friends, family, community...Texas Avenue Church, as well as many other churches have helped out and we're very grateful for it."

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