Firefighters blame strong winds for fanning a house fire in Greenwood. It started around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Oakridge Way. Firefighters say the home is a total loss.
For 27-years, Judy raised her five children in the home.
"The kids are crying. They always thought their home would be here and it's gone," said Judy Guinans Fedowitz.
That's why she says, she had to be this close to what's left.
"The kids just thought they would grow up and come back and buy it," added Judy.
She sold it five years ago to a husband and wife, who she says loved the home as much as her family once did.
She explained, "I have a photo album of all the changes to this house. Every remodel, everything that happened to this house. It is a complete album of the home. I thought I need to come and take pictures of the end of the home."
Neighbor Andrea Norris ran to help the couple Sunday morning- who had grandchildren visiting at the time.
"It was very scary. All the neighbors pulled together and were great. They helped them get socks, in their pajamas, and helped get socks, shoes and coats," said Norris.
Once neighbors realized the family was out of this house, the biggest concern was the fire and wind combination. The fire charred this grass and eventually damaged the barn.
Firefighters told Eyewitness News, the fire most likely started in the garage.
Neighbors were able to help the family rescue their dog. The homeowners are staying with family.