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Single mother and two children now homeless after White House mobile home fire

Posted: 1:09 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 20:27:57-05
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A single mother and her two children are now homeless after a residential fire burned down their mobile home in White House overnight on Monday .

The mobile home, located on Mockingbird Hill Rd, is said to be a "total loss" by Fire Chief with the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, Joe Williams.

“I’m a single mother and I just lost everything,” the distraught mother Linsey Davis said, “This was my home, I don’t know where I’m supposed to go.”

The mom, Lindsey Davis, says she went to bed Monday like any other night, but this time was woken up by her fire alarm going off. A fire broke out in her kitchen. The mother and her two kids rushed out of the home. Thankfully all three made it out safely. Davis did suffer minor burns to her hand but no other injuries were reported.

“This was our home and overnight we lost it all,” said Davis.

The family does not have renter's insurance and lost everything in the fire. With the help of the Red Cross, they are currently staying at a motel. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“It’s like a dream,” said Davis. “It hasn’t set in yet. I know this happened but I’m in such shock.”

A donation center has been set up at the city of White House Fire Station Two, located at 120 Business Park Drive. Their number is (615) 672-5338. So far, the family has received a good amount of clothes but tells us they could really use monetary donations and household items. You can also donate through the Farmer’s Bank, just tell them it’s for Lindsey Davis’ account.

If you want to donate clothes to Lindsey or her children, 11 year old Konner and 3 year old Michaela:

Lindsey: Medium Shirts, size 7 or 8 woman’s pants
Konner: Small men’s shirt, pants 29 x 30, 7.5 shoes
Michaela: Size 4 or 5 toddlers