Mother of two still picking up the pieces one month after her home exploded

Posted: 3:53 PM, Mar 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-14 23:32:19Z
Brittany Elliott

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are boxes filled with clothes, bins filled with snacks and shoe boxes stuffed with medicine bottles all crammed inside a small hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield, Tennessee.

Brittany Elliot would rather be any place else but here.

She sits in her wheelchair, positioned in between two beds, living here would be manageable perhaps for a few days but it's now been more than a month.

"It's been rough, some days we just get stressed of being here. When you're here this long it can get overwhelming," the 34-year-old single mother says.

Brittany was standing inside of the kitchen in her rented farmhouse last month when suddenly the entire thing exploded. The second floor of the home collapsed onto the house trapping Brittany inside.

Miraculously her two young sons Hank and Brandon made it out.

"God has his arms wrapped around them because to not have a scratch on them blows my mind," she says.

Investigators believe the explosion was caused by some kind of prolonged gas leak. Brittany, who can't smell, says she didn't have any kind of warning something was wrong.

"After it happened I was looking at the house and every room took a huge hit, to think that the kids walked out of it, it blows my mind," she adds.

Brittany hasn't been able to find a new place for her and her boys to lives. Friends have setup a GoFundMe page to help with donations.