Benton family loses everything in house fire

BENTON, Ky. — On Sunday Jennifer Carter woke up with no home, or personal belongings. The only thing she has is the clothes on her back. She lost everything in a house fire and the worst part is that she didn’t have insurance.

“My little girl she’s with my mom right now and I just know she is just, don’t know where you know where her toys, her underwear, you know everything is just gone,” says Carter.

Carters two daughters along with her room mate and his children were in the house when the fire started. Everyone made it out safely. Carter says the sights and smells of the fire are something she won’t forget anytime soon.

“Just smelled like smoke I could still smell it still in our hair,” Carter says.

The fire was so hot it melted the siding on the house next door. Carters neighbor Kimmi Radmer says it was a terrible scene.

“It was horrifying to sit there and watch your friends home burn down,” Radmer says.

Radmer says she’s doing all she can to help her friend.

“I am setting up a donation station for whoever would like to donate clothes, shoes, trying to come up with all the sizes they need,” Redmer says.

Benton fire chief says it’s especially hard to respond to situations like this one.

“It’s difficult whenever you see someone that loses everything,” Green says.

Carter says she’s not sure what her next move is.

“I don’t know what we are going to do at all,” Carter says.

Despite her loss, Carter says she feels blessed no one was injured.

“We just lost our home but we can move on you know,” says Carter.

If you would like to help Jennifer Carter and her family you can call Kimmi Radmar at 270-226-5311.

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