Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Local Family Loses Home in Fire

A family home in Heyworth was completely destroyed by a fire last Saturday around 5:00 p.m.

The fire broke out at 5273 County Road five miles north of Heyworth. According to The Pantagraph, the home belonged to the Nelson family.

Making it an even more difficult experience is the fact that the family has a son with several health conditions and all of his medical supplies were destroyed. The child has had at least 14 surgeries, including one last week in Indianapolis.

Among the items destroyed was Nova Chat Communication Device, an expensive device that helps the child communicate with people.

When firefighters arrived, the house was completely engulfed in flames. According to Randolph Fire Chief Dennis Powell, "it was just total destruction."

As of right now the family is staying at a Bloomington hotel.

Investigators have yet to determine a cause.

Information provided by The Pantagraph 

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