Alabama family ‘thankful to be alive’ after losing third house to fire

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A family in Northwest Birmingham has nothing but the clothes on their backs. Everything they owned was destroyed in a house fire Saturday night.

Jenny Sennamon and her son Dylan were back at their home on Yukon Street Sunday afternoon. They were trying to salvage anything they could from the burned remains. If the fire didn’t destroy their belongings, the smoke and water damage did.

The two tell me this isn’t the first time their home as caught fire.

“I don’t know if it’s the Lord telling me that I’m doing something wrong,” Jenny paused.

“He’s got to be because this is the third time this has happened to me,” she continued. Saturday night’s fire was the third time a fire has destroyed a home they were living in.

Sunday afternoon, Dylan walked through what’s left of his room.

“I just got this couch,” he told WIAT 42 News. Now, the couch and everything else either burned or is beyond saving. Dylan and his mother had been in the home for five years. They were renting it, hoping to own it.

“I only liked close to four years owning it,” Jenny explained. They are back at square one. There’s not a lot inside the home worth saving.

Firefighters worked to put out the flames Saturday night. Jenny and Dylan were playing cards at a friend’s house when they got a call that the house was on fire. The state fire marshal’s office is looking for the exact cause of the fire. The worst damage is in the back, in the master bedroom.

“This is where we lost all our pictures and everything right here,” Dylan pointed. The two are looking for more than just the fire’s cause.

“I mean I’m glad to be alive,” Jenny said.

“Going through this for a third time, I just don’t know what wrong in life.”

The two have just the clothes they are wearing. Visit WIAT for information on a GoFundMe account that has been set up for the family.

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