Home a total loss after early morning fire

Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:26 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:33 AM CST
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Hazel Green, Ala. (WAFF) - A home is a total loss after a fire in Hazel Green, according to fire officials on the scene.

Multiple fire departments are responding to a house fire on Silverwood Lane in Hazel Green. That’s just east of Highway 231/431 and Joe Quick Road.

The initial 911 call went out just after 4:30 a.m. WAFF 48′s Megan Plotka was the first reporter on the scene. She spoke with the homeowner who says fortunately, the two who were inside the house were not hurt.

A home is a total loss after an early morning fire in Hazel Green Monday.
A home is a total loss after an early morning fire in Hazel Green Monday.(waff)

The homeowner, Matt Travis, said he was completely asleep when the fire started. A friend who was staying with him at the time woke up him to tell him it was a fire. Travis thought his friend was just playing a joke on him when he went to the bathroom and saw smoke billowing through a room.

Travis and his friend were lucky and got out without any injury but that couldn’t be said for almost all of his belongings. From his young daughter’s room to his old military memories, Travis believes everything is gone. He even said he couldn’t find his wallet and believes the fire took that too.

Megan will remain on the scene and will be giving us updates live throughout the morning.

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