“We have nothing. Everything in my home is a total loss.”
CRESTVIEW — A family with an infant child was displaced overnight Sunday after a fire ravaged their Brock Avenue home.
According to the Crestview Fire Department, units responded to the single-family home at around 1:49 a.m. Monday. When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were showing from the exterior of a bedroom window located in the rear of the residence.
When firefighters made entry into the home, piles of clothing and a bed were on fire, and the fire had spread to the rear bedroom window and attic. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze quickly and the remainder of the home and its contents were able to be salvaged. The estimated damage to the residence is about $20,000.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation has been turned over to the Florida Bureau of Fire Arson and Investigations.
Stacey Rae McDonald, her boyfriend, Morshun Guy, and their four-month-old son, Dominic, were in the home sleeping when McDonald said she woke up surrounded by flames. McDonald, Guy and Dominic were able to evacuate the home safely, but had to leave most of their belongings behind.
“We have nothing,” McDonald said. “Everything in my home is a total loss.”
McDonald, a department manager at Walmart in Niceville, and Guy, a Subway closing manager in Niceville, said they have received assistance from the American Red Cross in the form of money and clothes for their son, but are asking for more donations of clothing and baby supplies to help replace what they lost.
Their infant child wears 6- to 9-month size clothes and size two diapers. Guy wears size 36 pants and extra large shirts, and McDonald wears a double extra-large shirt and size 22 pants. They also are asking for donations of infant socks, towels and rags.
McDonald can be reached at 850-855-6128, and their family is providing updates on their Facebook page, "The Guy Family."