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Townhome residents clean up after fire killing 4-year-old girl

Posted: 11:21 PM, Jul 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-09 00:21:41-04
Residents are starting to look at what is left over after a fire ripped through their town homes yesterday.
More than a dozen are without homes and a family mourns the loss of a 4-year-old girl who died in the fire.
 
Cernyn Macon lived next door to the house where the fire originated and looked around to see what he could salvage, “Today is like a sad Christmas, you're just trying to see what there is to see, what you can keep, what you can't keep.”
 
Macon found some things he can salvage like pots and pans, dishes and even some food in his refrigerator.
 
“Everything was still, for the most part cold, everything over here is frozen, popsicles are starting to thaw out,” said Macon.

But his wood flooring is covered in char and is completely soaked.
 
“You can still hear the water dripping, I know they poured over 100 gallons of water in that apartment alone”.
 
Macon’s upstairs is a different story, the roof is gone and most of the walls are now see-through and burnt. While he lost a lot of material items, Macon knows it could have been a lot worse.
 
At the end of the day, you thank God that you're alive and thank God for your family and what you do have and you try your best to move on, as best as possible. 
 
Fire inspectors are still looking into the cause of the fire but say they are looking into new evidence from other neighbors on the back of the complex who took cell phone video of the incident.