Four Injured in Fire that Destroys Eastside Home


A house in East Callaway Heights won't stop catching fire.

The home on Dogwood Way first caught fire around 5:30 Wednesday morning, and has ignited several times.

Firefighters returned back the the house, after the fire reignited about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

By the time they arrived this time it was fully involved but there wasn't much left from the first fire.

William Harrison woke up early Wednesday morning to his Aunt screaming and the smell of smoke.

"It started at 5:30. By the time we got over there, smoke already filled the whole house. You could barely walk into it if you tried," said Harrison.

Virginia Pridgen lives in the mobile home next door to Harrison. She was home with her 3-year old son, 2-year old daughter and her father when the fire started.

"Back bedrooms on fire, its already spreading… by the time the fire department got here, it was already gone. No point in saving the house, no way of doing it," said Harrison.

Fire officials say they don't know how the fire got started but there is still smoke and heat coming from center of the house where a beam runs through the building.

This is something familiar to Harrison.

"To be honest, I already expected this to happen… again," said Harrison.

Harrison says about 10 years ago their house caught on fire, also right around Christmas time.

The four people inside the house were admitted to Bay Medical Center.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home is a total loss.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members also responded to assist the family. They're assisting the family with baby supplies, food, clothing, replacement of medications and temporary lodging.


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