Family moves forward despite two house fires

CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Cullman County man and his family struggle to rebuild after a fire destroys their home.

The Wednesday night fire took everything, including Christmas gifts. It is even harder because, just one month ago, a fire destroyed the home next door. It belonged to the man's daughter.

They were already recovering from the loss of daughter Donna's mobile home back in November from a space heater. Donna and her kids moved into her parents' mobile home next door on the family's 40 acres of land in Cullman County.  All of the Wilson kids and grandkids have homes on the property and so there was plenty of support and love to go around in the time of loss.  Then, Wednesday night, another fire broke out.

The family came home and found that the very home he had taken his daughter into a month ago was now also gone along with 4 of the family's dogs, several family portraits and Donna's children's Christmas gifts.

For Don and Red Wilson, this is all especially hard because they are used to stopping things like this from happening.  Don retired from the Homewood Fire Department after nearly 30 years and Red is a volunteer fire fighter.

The Wilsons plan to move forward and Don says he still enjoys Christmas because although the fire took a lot but it spared all of those he loves the most. Don Wilson says his family's homes were insured.  

If you would like to help them, there is a fund set up at all Regions Banks under the name 'Don Wilson'.

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