Fluvanna Fire Destroys House

By: Autria Godfrey
By: Autria Godfrey

October 19, 2006

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

Janet, her fiancé, and their children Sunday were digging through what's left of their Fluvanna home.

Authorities said the electrical fire started around 2 p.m. yesterday. Janet wasn't home when it happened but when she pulled up in front, 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," Morris said.

Police are still investigating just what caused the fire yesterday, and Sunday the family said it's a complete loss.

Sunday night they sorted through CDs, the television, anything that remains. For now they're looking to family members for support.

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

And so far, the family said they haven't heard from the Red Cross or any other groups that could help at this tough time, and help is exactly what -- they say-- they need most.

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

Luckily nobody was injured in the fire; officials say they believe it started in the kitchen.

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