Fire in Toombs County leaves family without a home

Sadye Matula

TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – A spouse and children is picking up the items after viewing their residence burn to the ground more than the weekend. Though everybody was capable to make it out safe, reminiscences and extra are gone eternally. “I was just like God make sure you, make […]

TOOMBS COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – A spouse and children is picking up the items after viewing their residence burn to the ground more than the weekend. Though everybody was capable to make it out safe, reminiscences and extra are gone eternally.

“I was just like God make sure you, make sure you do not be how I go. Remember to do not allow this be how I go,” says Talicia Corbin.

Corbin, her grandfather, aunt and close friend woke up to flames early Sunday early morning.

“I read like a whining sound and future thing I know his oxygen tank experienced exploded and his oxygen tank was by the hallway by my space. It experienced like blown by way of my door.”

In accordance to the incident report, Talicia’s grandfather yelled for enable from the dwelling room when he realized his oxygen tank caught on fireplace and commenced to melt away out of manage. The report claims the friend known as 911 and helped get everybody out of the dwelling which include Corbin.

“Next thing I know I was getting really light-weight-headed because there was a good deal of smoke and the fireplace was commencing to get to my room,” states Corbin.

But luckily for us, Corbin suggests she bought aid busting out her window so she could get out and examine on her spouse and children.

“My aunt was currently out, but she was terribly burned like the back of her shirt was absent. But my grandpa was alright, I’m okay.”

Corbin’s aunt is currently at the Melt away Middle in Augusta for remedy. Corbin, who’s now keeping with her sister in Guyton, states the support from the neighborhood is unbelievable.

“I did not know that people cared about us that a lot. It’s really comforting for the reason that we’re likely by way of a good deal.”

Just down the avenue at Region Pantry, Manager Brandy Googe is accumulating donations for the household she’s recognized for 16 years.

“I’ve been there and I know they want the assistance and I know what it’s like to begin above.”

Googe suggests she viewed her own home burn down when she was minimal and she was also there seeing Corbin’s residence burn off down much too.

“Oh my God it was dreadful. It was just dreadful. You could see the house burning, the car or truck burning,” claims Googe.

Googe suggests she’s inquiring for aid to get them get back on their toes.

“If any individual can aid just help for the reason that these girls do the job their butts off every day.”

Folks at the Place Pantry say if you’re intrigued in helping the spouse and children out no matter if it is monetarily or with clothes donations or other necessities you can drop them off at any time.

The specific induce of the fireplace is nevertheless under investigation.

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