Family Remains Optimistic after Fire Destroys their Home

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Despite a devastating fire that destroyed her home and killed her new puppy, Aimee Thompson says she has a lot to be thankful for this holiday.

"The community has been great. Smiths Grove Baptist Church and the Edmonson County schools have helped us. They given us food and clothing."

Thompson, her husband and their four children were down the street eating Thanksgiving dinner when someone came and told them their house was on fire.

Fire investigators say the home was a total loss after they extinguished the Thursday afternoon blaze. Firefighters say the fire started in a wood burning stove and spread quickly because of strong winds.

To make matters worse, Thompson, who worked at a local diner, lost her job three weeks ago. The family doesn't have insurance.

"This is our second round of bad luck. Right now, I'm looking for a new job and we're staying with relatives until we can find another place to live."

Anyone interested in helping the family can drop off donations at any Integra Bank location. The account is set up under the name "Tracy Thompson."