Hebron family seeks help after fire destroys home
HEBRON, Md. – In Maryland, the Hebron community is coming together after a family of five lost everything in a fire here Wednesday night.
“It’s unreal,” said Connie Abbott, a Hebron resident.
“Nobody should have to go through something like that,” said Abbott.
The blaze started in an attached two-car garage now still standing but charred from the inside. It quickly spread to the inside of the home now unliveable. Brandy Armstrong’s father lived in the home and tells 47ABC he got second-degree burns on his back and is worried about how he’ll get back up on his feet.
“He worries a lot especially about money how we’re going to get things, how he’s going to recoup, how he’s going to get his vehicles,” said Armstrong.
Armstrong says the volunteer firefighter lived here with his son, daughter-in-law, and their kids who are now staying at a hotel and although the family and their dog survived the fire the say losing their home and everything they owned has been devastating.
“He was out here standing in his underwear, but it’s material things and it can be replaced, but it still hurts and it’s around Christmas time so it’s even harder,” said Armstrong.
The family says they’re in need of just about anything from clothes, to furniture, to even money for food. Donations are being collected at the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department to help support the family and neighbors tell 47ABC they’ll do whatever they can to help the family and a local firefighter.
“He has saved a many of people’s lives or helped save a many of people’s lives here in the community and seeing a fire across from route 50 coming in it’s like god we to got to get there and help these people,” said Armstrong.
The State Fire Marshal says they’re still trying to figure out what caused the fire. Right now the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department says their receiving donations for the family, but they’re asking that people call them first.
You can reach the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department at 410-749-3037.
The family has also set up a GoFundMe page. Their goal is to raise at least 15,000 dollars. For a link to the GoFundMe page, click here.