Mother, Two Children Escape Fire That Destroyed Home
SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. – A mother and two children were able to escape a house fire that destroyed their home in Sumner County on Wednesday morning.
The home at the corner of Franklin Road and Highway 25 in Cottontown was fully engulfed when firefighters got on the scene around 7 a.m.
Firefighters said a pregnant woman, Tiffany Anders, and her two children woke up to the smell of plastic burning. Fortunately, they all made it out safely, but flames spread quickly and destroyed the whole home.
"It's a rental. We just lost everything-- the kids just lost their Christmas. I've invested all my money this month into all that we shopped for yesterday, put everything underneath the Christmas tree, so it's a total loss for us and our family," said victim Joshua Anders.
He said they don't have renter's insurance. Family, friends and church members have all reached out to help so they do have a place to stay for the night.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
Donations to help the family can be sent to the Samick Music Corp.,
in Gallatin c/o Janet Walker at 615-206-0077.