Garrard County Family Loses Everything In Fire

By: Phil Pendleton Email
By: Phil Pendleton Email

For a Garrard County family of two adults and four children, a house on Highway 39 was more than just a house; it was their home, and now it's all gone.

‘I'm just feeling so bad for those children,” says Mary Baker.

Mary Baker’s stepdaughter Christy and her mother Nancy called the Half Century Old House Home. Christy's four children also lived here.

“I’m just thinking of what those poor children are going to think when they get out of school today because they have been uprooted before, and it really upsets them” Baker said.

The fire broke out after 9 o’clock Thursday morning. No one was home and it didn't take long for the Buckeye volunteer firefighters to realize whose home it was.

For many, fighting the flames quite literally hit home.

“One of the firefighters is Christy's uncle, Jesse Denny. And some of them are just neighbors,” says Baker.

“It makes you want to, but you really can't do no more, but you want to. Ain't no more that you can do,” says Buckeye Firefighter Richard Harrison.

Relatives say the Baker’s have insurance to replace what's lost.

A few pets didn't make it. Some dogs did.

No one else was injured, but a community is now helping a family of six that is hurting in other ways.

“There's been an outpouring here of neighbors and things coming in, offering clothing and furniture. It's a great community here,” says Baker.


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  • by Sherry Location: Lancaster on Oct 5, 2007 at 08:06 AM
    Christy is my stepsister, we are setting up a storage unit for her in northern Garrard so we can accept any donations of furniture or basically anything that anyone wants to donate for her and her kids..anyone can contact me at luckygalusa3@aol.com for more details Thanks and God Bless, Sherry
  • by lindsey Location: richmond on Oct 4, 2007 at 02:40 PM
    i feel really sorry if there is anything i can do i will???? god bless you

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