Jul 31, 2011 8:46 PM

Stanton Home Destroyed in Fire

A fire destroyed a home in Stanton early Saturday morning.

The fire broke out just minutes before the family left to go out of town, around 5:00 in the morning.

"We went out of town and came back, and we had nothing," says Cassandra Conn.

When neighbors saw the flames shooting 30 feet into the air, they feared the worst. "We've got wonderful neighbors and they were worried we were in the house, but fortunately we weren't."

Firefighters first arrived on the scene frantically looking for possible victims in the midst of the raging fire. Thankfully, no one was home. "The father's truck was here," says Bonnie McIntosh, a Stanton Volunteer firefighter. "We were assuming the father and the children were still there, until we found out two hours later that they weren't."

Sandy and Dallas Conn have taken in several children over the years who need a good home, now that home is gone. But now other people are reaching out to help the Conns. "I'd like to thank them for everything they did, and everybody who's trying to help us," says Caitlin Conn, a fire victim.

"The biggest thing is just to pray, that everything will be alright," she says.

The Conn family lost several chickens in the fire. Investigators are looking into what started it. The family says they believe it was electrical.

You can help the Conns by calling the Red Cross.


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