"A Total Loss"

By: Autria Godfrey & Philip Stewart
By: Autria Godfrey & Philip Stewart

November 19, 2006

An afternoon fire on Saturday left a Fluvanna family without a home.

"I lived here with my mom and dad since I was small," said Janet Morris.

Janet, her fiance, and their children Sunday dug through what's left of their home.

Authorities say the electrical fire started around 2pm Saturday. Janet wasn't home when it happened, but when when she pulled up in front of the house, she saw the extensive damage.

"I came home and there was a line of fire trucks in front of the house. The fire had been put out," she said.

Authorities are still investigating just what caused a fire. The family said it was it's a complete loss.

Sunday evening they sorted through Cd's, the television, and anything else that remained.

For now they're looking to family members for support.

"We're bouncing from house to house with my family members for now," said Morris.

So far, the family says they haven't heard from the Red Cross or any other groups that could help at this tough time. And help, they said, is exactly what they needed most.

"Help us, seriously," said Thomas Bollinger, Janet's fiance. "This is all we got, and we're going from her families house to my family's house, everywhere we can find. It's all we got."

Nobody was injured in the fire and officials say they believe it may have started in the kitchen.

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