Rutherford County family of 10 escapes house fire - WKRN News 2

Rutherford County family of 10 escapes house fire

Posted: Updated: May 11, 2014 07:42 PM
The home of a family of ten burned down in Rutherford County Saturday. The home of a family of ten burned down in Rutherford County Saturday.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. - A family of ten was misplaced by an early morning house fire in Rutherford County.

David and Cassandra Ellis were home with their eight children, ages two to 15, when their home on Halls Hill Pike caught on fire at 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

They managed to escape with only the pajamas they were wearing.

“They got out with their lives and that was it,” Lascassas Fire Chief Trey Nunley said. “They didn’t have time to grab anything else. They’ve lost everything.”

The Lascassas and Kittrell Volunteer Fire Departments arrived within ten minutes and found the home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had to shuttle water from the closest hydrant three miles away.

The family's home was destroyed by the fire and their Great Dane, along with another dog, are missing.

The fire department and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating, however, they believe the fire was an accident.

The Red Cross provided the family with temporary accommodations.

Anyone who wants to help the Elllis family is asked to call Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain Jeff Fuqua at 615-410-6637.


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