CRESTVIEW — A Wednesday morning fire forced a Mount Olive Estates family from their home into sub-freezing temperatures and consumed most of their belongings except the clothes they were wearing.
CRESTVIEW — A morning fire forced a Mount Olive Estates family of five from their home into sub-freezing temperatures and consumed most of their belongings except the clothes they were wearing.
"We lost everything. We have nothing," Tammy Golden said. "It was just awful."
Golden, her husband Ritchie, 10-year-old granddaughter Trinity Cassell, pregnant daughter Jewelie Bellew, and paraplegic daughter April Hutchinson safely evacuated the home.
Ritchie's adult son and 3-year-old grandson, who also live in the home, were out of town when the fire broke out at 4:20 a.m.
The Crestview branch of the American Red Cross relocated the family to the Hampton Inn hotel, where Tammy Golden works.
She said her employer will allow the family to stay at hotel beyond Monday's Red Cross housing expiration as they look for a new home.
"We want to thank the community for all their prayers," Golden said.
Read the full story in Saturday's News Bulletin.
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Here are family member’s clothing and shoe sizes.
Ritchie: (adult son)
“Baby” Ritchie – 3 years old
Jewelie Bellew: (seven and a half months pregnant; having a boy)
Maternity clothes: L
April Hutchinson: (paraplegic)
Shoes (doesn’t wear shoes)
Trinity Cassell– age 10
Other: “Girly girl,” loves hair ties, accessories, purses
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