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Thomasville family remains strong after house was destroyed in fire

Thomasville family remains strong after house was destroyed in fire
Thomasville family remains strong after house was destroyed in fire
Posted at 4:50 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 16:50:00-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - A house in Thomasville was destroyed after a fire on Tuesday.

The family says they're trying to stay as strong as they can, but they can't ignore how overly exhausted they are from Tuesday.

On Wednesday, workers boarded up all the windows that were destroyed from the fire.

Vera Wimbly, who was renting the property on Smith Avenue, was very confused by what she saw when she came back from running errands.

"As I came down the road, and I began to see all of the fire trucks and firemen, and I pulled up I actually saw my house and I almost was at such big of a shock," said Wimbly. "I literally almost passed out."

Fire rescue and the Thomasville Police Department were alerted by the fire after someone driving by called in to say they saw smoke and flames pouring out of the house.

Firemen and TPD were at the scene for hours. After the fire was put out and it was safe to go inside, that's when they saw all the damage.

"Just to see the destruction of my belongings and things that I've had for such a long time you know, it's not easy," said Wimbly.

The fire engulfed the whole house, destroying everything and the cause is still unknown.

Her brother James Wimbley was stunned to hear what happened to his sister.

"Just knowing that these people here have to have somewhere to stay, and to not know where you're going to sleep that night or where you're going to eat breakfast in the morning you know, that's not the greatest feeling in the world," said James.

The Red Cross has donated some clothes for Vera and her kids.