A family of six is now homeless as fire engulfed their Claxton Bay home.
Shawn Charles and his family were tenants of the downstairs apartment. He said at around 7:30pm on Friday, he was frantically alerted of the blaze by his wife and 13 year old daughter.
Mr. Charles said his main concern was ensuring his four children, ages ranging from 3 to 13, were safe.
He is thankful that his family’s lives were spared, but shaken and distraught that their possessions including important documents, identification and his children’s school items were destroyed by the blaze.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.
Mr. Charles said he will be grateful for any assistance to help his family to get back on their feet.
Persons interested in helping the Charles family can call 471-3453.