Big Country Family Works to Rebuild After Fire in Coleman County

ABILENE, TX (KTAB) - The Kincaid family spent Monday evening sifting through the debris.

"I know that everything else can be replaced. I'm glad my family was safe. Of course my first concern was my kids and husband," says Crystal Kincaid, a fire victim.

Crystal Kincaid, her husband Ryan and their four children called the smoldering site home just a few days ago.

Justin Kincaid, Crystal's son says, "My instrument broke because it was in the fire."

The fire destroyed everything Saturday night at the Kincaid home on 6th Street.

Kincaid, "The main thing, I knew I had to be strong for my family," adds Crystal Kincaid.

Kincaid is grateful no one was home when it started but realizes not everything can be replaced, "Mainly the memories. This is my mother-in-law's house. All her pictures, jewelry, and furniture and everything she left behind."

As this Novice family deals with the devastation of losing its home, Kincaid says she is overwhelmed by the support of the community, "Amazing. I don't know how we would do it by ourselves. Just the generosity that people had. I didn't know that many people cared."

The fire is still under investigation. Kincaid believes it was caused by something electrical in nature. The family's pets escaped the fire without injury. The Kincaid's are currently staying with family but hope to find a new place to call home soon. They couldn't salvage much and will need to start over.

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