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Firefighters respond to house fire on Hampton Lane in Colbert County

Video Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
Published on December 4, 2019 -
Firefighters respond to house fire on Hampton Lane in Colbert County
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Firefighters respond to house fire on Hampton Lane in Colbert County

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Firefighters in the shoals believe an electrical issue led to a house fire.

It broke out on hampton lane in colbert county around 9:30 this morning in the barton community.

Waay31's breken terry spoke with the homeowners and shows us their message to the community.

You can see where the roof collapsed in on this side of the whitson family home.

The family tells me they're thankful they weren't home when the fire started.

Whitson- just about everything we had is gone.

Herbert whitson stood with volunteer firefighters and watched them battle the fire at his hampton lane home.

Whitson- i thank god for the firemen.

They did a wonderful job putting the fire out they assured me they'd take care of it and get it done as quickly as possible and in about an hour they had everything under control and the fire was out.

Herbert was running errands with his little dog when he got the call that his house was on fire.

Whitson- my main thing is i'm so glad my wife wasn't in there.

As firefighters battled the flames, whitson spoke this message to other families.

Whitson- i pray that everybody else be careful this holiday season because this cold weather does bring on fire.

Whitson is an associate pastor at a local church.

He's thankful no one was injured, and material things can be replaced.

Whitson- god always has a better plan.

Look live tag: whitson told me they did have insurance on the house and they are waiting to speak with the redcross to find out where they will sleep the next few nights.

In colbert co bt waay31.

Firefighters said the cause of the fire is under investigation but nothing looks suspicious.

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