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Local family left with nothing after finding home in flames

By: Kerri Corrado 


Bedford County family left to pick up the pieces after their house caught fire over the weekend.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire, but the family is forced to live with relatives. No one was injured, but Red Cross is assisting the family as well.

"We came home and saw the fire. It was fully ignited and coming outside the house," Bethany Hostetler said.

She describes the moments she pulled up and saw her family's house in flames.

"I got out of the car and just stated balling," she said.

Hostetler and her family arrived before firefighters. They all surrounded the house, able to do nothing but watch.

"You just have to sit there and watch every window shatter," she said

When firefighters pulled up they were able to save their dogs, but the blaze destroyed their belongings.

"Oh my God, I was thinking not again cause this happened three years ago," she said.

Their house burned down before. The family forced to start a new for the second time. But in the mist of the fire, Hostetler's older sister is getting married on Saturday.

"We had everything. They made chocolate-covered pretzels for the wedding on the table and homemade flowers," she added.

The pretzels and flowers burned, but a local florist is donating flowers for the big day.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times