Wiregrass area Red Cross assists 4 recent fire victims

Wiregrass area Red Cross assists 4 recent fire victims

GENEVA CO., AL (WSFA) - Red Cross officials are assisting two families, after their mobile homes went up in flames this weekend.

A family of three lived in one of the homes in Samson. Mary Pickron says the fire started in the back of the house.

"I'm just glad they got out, that's all that mattered," said Tracie Morgan, daughter of Pickron.

Pickron says she'd just sat down to watch TV when she heard something pop.

"It just didn't sound right so when I got up and went to the kitchen, I seen smoke coming through the back door and around the walls," Pickron said.

She walked to the back of the home to check it out.

"I was just going to open and see but then I seen flames through the window, and I just ran through the house screaming because my husband was asleep and he's ill and my son was asleep," Pickron said.

Red Cross officials say the other home destroyed by fire this weekend was in Gordon, where one person lived.

While both families lost their homes and personal belongings, everyone survived, including pets.

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to help pay for temporary shelter and other items needed.

The Red Cross issued a client assist card, that allows victims to allocate funds on their own.

"I'm just thankful that we got our lives, we've got our animals out and by the grace of God we're saved," Pickron said.

In addition to the fires, storm clean up over the weekend kept the Red Cross busy also. They're currently in need of volunteers. If you're interested contact the Red Cross at 792-9852.

Firefighters and police are investigating the cause of the two fires.

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