Woman pulled from house fire by son-in-law

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

YEADDISS, Ky. (WYMT) - A Leslie County man saved his mother-in-law by pulling her out of his burning home.

The rubble of Davis Clark's home in the Yeadiss community still smolders two days later.

“It's hard to understand it, believe it,” said Davis.

He says he was at his father's house next door when he smelled smoke, “I took off running, and ran over to the house, and opened the door up. The living room was just up in flames real bad,” said Davis.

Clark lives with his wife and pregnant daughter. He says his mother-in-law was inside painting the walls of what was soon to be his grandchild's room.

“I looked over and my mother in law was passed out on the kitchen floor. So I grabbed her and drug her out,” he said.

His father's house is just feet away from their trailer, and even with all that was lost, he says their main goal was to make sure it didn't catch fire as well.

Cutshin volunteer firefighters saved the house, but his wife, Crystal, says they are heartbroken over the sentimental items they will never replace.

“You can replace furniture and clothes, but you cannot replace stuff like our wedding videos our wedding pictures, my babies stuff. You know we can't replace any of that,” said Crystal.

They say many friends have given them support, so that their Easter weekend is not smothered by the smoke of what was lost

“The community has given us clothes and made sure we have a place to stay,” said Crystal.

Clark's mother-in-law was released from the hospital yesterday.

Officials with the fire department say they believe the fire originated from the trailer's fire place.

If you would like to donate to the Clark family, you can contact them through their church at 606-279-7729 or directly at 606-275-0548.


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