Community Provides Overwhelming Support to Fire Victim

Reliance, TN (WDEF) – In the very early hours of last Tuesday morning, a fire in a home in Reliance, Tennessee woke up 14 year old Logan Weathers.

"I woke up to a fire coming in the window so I got up and yelled to everybody that the house was on fire," Logan told News 12.

Within minutes of dialing 911, the Greasy Creek Fire Department was on the steep hill fighting the fire that quickly engulfed the entire home.

Logan’s mother Carly Muir, her husband, three sons and the family dog made it out unscathed.

"We’re very fortunate we got our family and nobody got hurt," Muir said. "I got my kids. We got our family. We can rebuild our house. We’ve got what’s important."

Firefighters were still battling the blaze when people began offering help.

"The American Red Cross called us while fire fighters were still here putting water on the house," Muir said. "They had called my phone already wanting to know anything they could do to help."

Muir says the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

From the officials to the church to the neighbors who are closer than family, Muir was overwhelmed with gratitude as she explained who was helping them.

Joy and gratitude, laughter and playing have completely replaced what fire took away.

"It’s really just stuff that burned," Brian Muir said.  "We got everything out that’s important. Everything here we can replace."

"I’ve never seen anybody pull together and help like that," Carly said. "I don’t know how I’m going to begin to thank people for what they’ve done, for caring."

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