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Fire destroys Mt. Enterprise family's home

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Jeramy Nevill and his wife watch as firefighters battle a fire at their home. (Source: Jeremy Nevill) Jeramy Nevill and his wife watch as firefighters battle a fire at their home. (Source: Jeremy Nevill)
Firefighters battle a house fire in Mount Enterprise. (Source: Jeramy Nevill) Firefighters battle a house fire in Mount Enterprise. (Source: Jeramy Nevill)
Firefighters battle a house fire in Mount Enterprise. (Source: Jeramy Nevill) Firefighters battle a house fire in Mount Enterprise. (Source: Jeramy Nevill)
MOUNT ENTERPRISE, TX (KTRE) -

Jeramy Nevill and his family experienced something that they thought would never happen to them.

They lost their home in a fire. The fire occurred around 6 p.m. Monday at FM 3055 in Mount Enterprise.

Nevill, one of the owners of the house, said he and his family purchased the house in 1999 and were in the process of remodeling it. The massive flames managed to burn the 2,000 square-foot home to the ground, leaving nothing but ashes behind.

"I had a couple of lamps. My mom gave me one, and my dad gave me the other, and they looked the same. I restored them, and now they are gone," Nevill said.

From family heirlooms to clothes, the Nevill family lost almost everything. The only thing they were able to save were some family photos. Nevill said, luckily, nobody was home at the time of the fire.

Nevill's cousin Billy Healthco lives down the street and was one of the first on scene. He said when he got to the house, it was unrecognizable due to the destructive flames. 

"When I got here, it was this bedroom on fire. The flames were shooting about 20 feet up in the air, and then a gust of wind came through, and the flames spread to the rest of the house," Healthco said.

Despite the rain Tuesday, smoke could still be seen from the ashes some 12 to 13 hours after the fire started.

Nevill said that he does have insurance but said it won't cover the cost of his personal belongings. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A family member has set up an account to help them raise money. To donate, visit this link.

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