Local Family Plans to Rebuild after House Fire Destroys Home

Morris home post-fire. | Image from Fox4

A family of five lost their home to a house fire just a few days after Christmas following a power outage in their West Dallas neighborhood.

The family is currently staying in a hotel because the house is now unlivable. However, they plan to rebuild.

Billy Morris, who lived in the home with his family, including his two little girls, says the house on Angelina Drive was where he grew up. While Morris says he’s thankful no one was hurt in the blaze, he told FOX 4 News in an interview that it was hard losing his childhood home.

After he grew up, he moved out of the home but returned thirteen years ago after his mother passed away. He still plans to raise his own children there after it is rebuilt.

According to FOX 4 News, the house fire occurred two days after Christmas, tearing through the family’s house and destroying everything. “Everything is gone,” Morris told FOX 4 News.

On the day of the house fire, Morris remembered he heard a transformer blow nearby, which caused the street to lose power temporarily. However, power was restored fifteen minutes later, at which point Morris and his family were already on their way to visit a relative.

Morris and his family were only a few blocks away from their house when a neighbor called to tell them that their home was on fire. The family returned to watch the flames being put out by the Dallas Fire-Rescue team from a few feet away.

Morris, a custodian at Sunset High School, plans to rebuild on the same lot. “I am going to go to work every day, but when I get out of work, I’m going to work here until I go to work the next day,” he said.

Morris has set up a GoFundMe page seeking financial assistance to rebuild his childhood home that was once filled with a mountain of memories.

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