Fire burns many memories for Valley man

Fire burns many memories for Valley man

An afternoon fire sparks at an unoccupied house, but burns away some valuable memories.

The fire happened off of Pinedale Road in Limestone County just off Highway 53 past the Limestone-Madison County line.

Burning embers, a smokey haze, and flames flying show how earth, wind, and fire combine for a mighty mighty force.

"It spread probably a hundred yards to the west across the yard toward the next residence, the dry conditions contributed to that," says East Limestone Fire and Rescue Captain Tony Kirk.

Firefighters contained the blaze, believed to have started in a greenhouse behind the home.

Side-by-side they sat, as the inferno left the two a total loss.

John Tew and his family had previously lived in the house for seven years.

"It's a shame, I built all these shops, and had a wonderful time," says Tew.

Tew watched as his hard work, was reduced to rumble in minutes.

"It's a shame, I had a lot of good memories here," Tew says.

His family had just moved from the house weeks before, but it doesn't make watching it burn down any easier.

"It was wonderful, I loved it, I never had any plans to move."

Tew moved to Huntsville to be closer to medical treatment.

The house was owned by an area bank.