Firefighter’s Home Destroyed While On the Job at Separate Fire

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HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn.- A Bolivar volunteer firefighter’s home is destroyed by flames Wednesday night, while he was on the job fighting another fire. John Tillman told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News he learned his home was engulfed from his fiance, Kimberly Navarro, who was home with their 5-week-old daughter. “I never thought I would come to my own house fire,” Tillman expressed. “It was a different feeling.” Navarro claimed the only reason she was awake and able to make it out safely with their infant, was because she cannot sleep when Tillman is out on a call. “The only door I could get out of was the very front one,” Navarro said. “The living room was entirely engulfed.” The couple said nothing from the home is salvageable, and all of their daughter’s belongings are gone. Their roommate, who was not at home during the fire, also has two small children. Their belongings were also destroyed. “All of her furniture everything we worked hard for, just looking at it breaks your heart,” Tillman said. Investigators deemed the fire electrical. The couple was renting the home, and said they had no renters insurance. If you would like to help the family, look for their contact information on under the “Seen on 7” section.

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