The house was built in 2000 and the family’s been living there since then. WHAG talked with Habitat for Humanity about situation and they say they’re saddened by this tragedy.
"The family has been involved with Habitat even prior to the purchase of their home in 2000. So they'd actually been working with us since probably 1999 and we've been in constant contact with them,” said Sherry Brown Cooper, executive director for Habitat for Humanity. “It's one of those Habitat families that has truly stayed involved with Habitat. Mortgage payments are always on time. They've come into the office and chatted with us, we've know all long what's going on in their lives. It is a true Habitat family and they've been part of us, for all that time, a wonderful family that we've been able to work with. So this tragedy actually impacts how we all feel through this event as well.”
Fire Marshals say this is an ongoing investigation. But while the family recovers, Habitat for Humanity volunteers are donating clothes to the family as well.
“But the volunteers have been impacted as well. They worked hard on building this house as well as all the other habitat house so their heart's behind the family as well,” said Cooper.