Family escaped fire at Floyd County home

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A family of three, including a four year old child, escaped a trailer fire in Floyd County but lost everything they own.

Flames started around 5:00 a.m. Friday at the home on 715 Right Fork of Turner Branch in the Eastern community.

"In a matter of minutes, the whole place was engulfed," said Bill Marshall who lives next door and is related to the family.

The family members who live next door saw the fire and thought the parents and four year old daughter were inside.

"First thing I thought was the littlest one was in there, pretty scared. Started running and tried to get them out. Bill knocked the door down and try to see if anybody was inside and flew back and hit his foot," said Johnathan Smith.
"We tried to get in, but the smoke and flames were pouring out of the house at the time. We just had fear they were trapped inside," said Marshall.

Turns out the Little family who is usually home at the time of the fire had left home earlier than normal.
Relatives say Anna Little had a different shift Friday at her job in a nursing home. Jesse Little and their daughter were taking Anna to work.
The Littles were re-united with their loved ones.

"Relief, relief that they are safe," said Smith.

Firefighters from the Maytown and Garrett Volunteer Fire Departments put out the flames.
Investigators have not determined yet what caused the fire, but firefighters say it was accidental.

The Littles lost all they owned.

"You can replace items all the time, but you can't replace family and friends," said Marshall.
"They'll be okay. They'll make it through this," said Smith.

The family says they are thankful to still have each other.

The family says they do not have insurance.
They are asking several churches for help with clothing and other items.
Donations are also accepted at the nearby homes on the Right Fork of Turner Branch.


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