Family Left Homeless By Thursday Fire

January 26, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

A DeKalb County family was left homeless by a midday fire Thursday.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says firefighters were called to the home of Nick and Stacey Robinson at 249 Pittman Road in the Four Seasons community around 11:20 a.m. after a passing motorist saw flames coming from the trailer home and phoned 911 to report it.

Green says the trailer was too far gone by the time firefighters arrived. The home and all the family's belongings were destroyed.

No one was at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

The cause of the blaze is undetermined.

Member's of the Midway, Keltonburg, Short Mountain Highway, Cookeville Highway, and Belk stations responded along with a tanker truck.

Green says the Robinson's were renting the trailer and had no renter's insurance. They have three small children.

An account has been set up for this family at DeKalb Community Bank and a donation from you would be appreciated.

The family is currently staying at the home of Gary and Wanda Russell, 2560 McMinnville Highway behind WJLE.

The are accepting donations of clothing, toys, furniture or anything that anyone would like to donate. They can be reached at 597-5886.

Sizes needed include Baby Boy 9 months old - wearing 18 to 24 months, diapers # 4; Little Girl, age 3 - wearing 4-5 clothes, 10-11 shoes; Boy, age 5 - wearing 6-7 clothes, shoes 3; Man - 36 X 32 pants - XL shirts - 11 shoes; Lady - 9 - 11 pants - M shirt - 8 1/2 shoe.

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