He bought the property seven months ago.
It’s his first home.
“I was devastated, I still am. I can’t believe it. Everything is gone,” he said, “A lot of mementos, family heirlooms from my grandparents in the past, just everything. Everything I own is in that house.”
Despite losing all his possessions, Heyward realizes nothing truly irreplaceable got burned up in the flames.
“Thank God that everyone got out alive and everyone is safe and we’re good, we’re good. As long as everyone’s alive that’s all we really care about. Everything else can be replaced,” he said.
Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries but have been released.
The Red Cross helped out a total of 15 people from four displaced families this evening, including Heyward who has no family in the area.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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