Previously Evacuated Family Loses Home To Fire

A family is reeling after destruction strikes. Their home was still standing after the Black Forest Fire. The family then lost it Sunday, when their house caught on fire after some kind of electrical issue.

Richard Reynolds and his family was forced to evacuate for the Black Forest Fire and returned to their home, spared.
But on Sunday, just one week after returning, their home was gutted by a fire.

"We were happy to see our home still standing but then, now, a week later, here you go," Reynolds said.

Black Forest Fire Fighters along with several other agencies kept the fire from spreading. They also had crew members salvage as much as possible from the garage.

"This was a very tough fire fight because it was all up in the attic space and we had to get inside and actually pull down ceilings and fight that attic fire," Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey said.

Reynolds’ grandparents built the home in the mid-70s and extended it with an add-on in 1990. He said with all the history of their home, he's already making plans to rebuild.

"This is a legacy here, my grandparents built this when they first came out here, they’ve been living here since the mid-70s and it'd be hard to give this up you know. This is where I want to die when I get old," Reynolds said.

Chief Harvey said initial investigations show this may have started because of an electrical issue in the living room.


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