Norris family needs help after fatal fire

CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) - The sense of loss Greg Norris feels is compounded by four.

An early morning house fire on Saturday claimed the lives of three of his cousins, Billy, Rita and Nicole Norris. His 3-year old niece Jessica Norris was also killed. On Monday, the girl's mother remained on life support at UAB Hospital.

Officials say the fire started when a space heater caught ignited some bed sheets.  

Greg Norris says his brother, Michael, was able to escape.  When he heard family members screaming, he tried to save them, but because of the flames, was unable to do so.  

Now the family is faced with a load they're struggling to carry.  "I have to find a burial plot.  I don't have money to do any of this," Norris said through tears. "So we need help. I don't know what to do. So anything anybody can do would be a blessing.

If you would like to help the Norris family, you can call Greg Norris.  His number is 256-621-1238.