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Family Loses Home to Fire In Gibson County

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.- Fire officials are investigating a fire that nearly devastated one families home.

Home owner Chrissy Burns told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that she never imagined her family would lose everything in a fire just five days before Christmas.

"To a 5-year-old and 7-year-old that's their whole world," said Burns. "We've lost everything but we still have each other and right now that's the most important part."

Fire officials are still investigating, right now they are not sure what started the blaze. This is the second home devastated by fire in the last five years.

"There were a few presents that my chief and assistant chief were able to get out but they are still drying out so we don't know if they will be salvageable," said Burns. "I still have my kids I still have them and for that I'm so grateful, I wouldn't be able to go on if I didn't have them."

Firefighters were able to save some mementos, but Burns said what is not burned is damaged from smoke and water. Ed Burns, 7 told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness news that he is just thankful his family will be all together safe for the holidays.

"We had a lot of memories in that house," said Ed Burns. "I don't care about presents because it doesn't matter about the presents it's about spending time with your family."

Burns said her family has had a tremendous outpouring of community support since the fire. If you would like to help through donations call Trenton Police Department at (731) 855-1413 or visit this website: http://www.giveforward.com/burnsfamilyfirerelief.