Robertson County Paramedic Loses Everything To House Fire

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-08 23:42:13-05

It took more than three hours for crews to put out a fire at the home of a Robertson County paramedic.

The fire happened on Sturgeon Creek Road in Cedar Hill around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The home of Robby Hudson, his wife, and their two young kids was destroyed by the fire. 

"The firefighters tried to save it, but it came to a point they couldn't. I had never seen firefighters in action like that," Billy Joe Smith, Robby's uncle, told NewsChannel 5. 

Robby was on the job when he received the call about the fire. His coworkers said that his heart sunk and knew it was his home.

"It's just devastating for one of our own to go through something like this," Michelle Roby, a paramedic and coworker, said.

Roby said donations from strangers have continually been dropped off at the station since the news. It's been overwhelming for the family who has been losing space to fit all of the donations.

"The support was way more than what we ever expected it to be. We have truck loads of stuff," Roby added. 

Robby's EMS family has donated clothes and even purchased a guitar to replace the one he lost in the fire. His coworkers have now been asking if anyone wants to help to give monetary donations. 

Roby has set up a gofundme account and already raised more than $5,000 in the first seven hours. To help, click on this link

"I'm one of these people who thought there weren't a lot of good people in this world, but there are," Smith said. 

The official cause of the fire remained unknown.