CANTON – Janet and Greg Kennedy lifted their now-grown children in the gray two-story at the stop of Scoville Avenue SW.
“My husband and I have lived there 35 yrs,” mentioned Janet Kennedy, 59.
They were at household Saturday afternoon, unaware that it was on hearth and burning immediately.
The property is a “whole reduction,” according to city firefighters.
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Neighbors say strangers have been showing up at the burned-out construction, trying to rummage by means of what remains of the couple’s possessions.
Neighbor Katie Philbrick claimed one particular lady made it into the fenced back yard and onto the back porch, proclaiming when confronted to be a distant relative. A suspected scavenger was however clutching fifty percent a candle and scratched-off lottery ticket when Philbrick mentioned she chased her away.
“She was all the way up to the back again door,” Philbrick explained, incorporating, “I sense so negative for (the Kennedys), I actually do. They are great men and women.”
Fireplace at the Kennedy dwelling on Scoville Avenue SW
It was just right after 4 p.m. Saturday and Greg Kennedy, 62, was in the residing area looking at Tv set when Philbrick’s spouse, Rob, banged on the entrance door yelling for them to get out.
“I was upstairs in the bedroom with the doorway shut, listening to songs and cleaning,” Janet Kennedy said. “The up coming issue I know, I heard my partner screaming the dwelling is on fire. I opened my bed room door and couldn’t see nothing at all but black smoke.”
Arriving firefighters found the house engulfed in flames, Battalion Main Dan Reed explained.
Trying to make her way out of the dwelling, Janet Kennedy headed towards the open up entrance doorway.
Greg Kennedy was about to go away but returned, likely again into their house to retrieve his wallet, his wife explained.
She and Philbrick had been still yelling for him from the porch when “a great significant flash of flames came out the door,” she reported.
Shortly he appeared and left the porch with them.
“The heaviest fireplace” was on the north aspect, moving through the exterior wall up to the attic, Reed said.
The roof afterwards collapsed.
‘We’ve misplaced anything.’
Reed believed damage to the composition at just above $11,000 and about $10,000 to the contents. It was a “full decline,” he stated.
He mentioned no just one was significantly wounded. The cause remained beneath investigation on Tuesday.
Janet Kennedy thinks it was an electrical problem.
The property was designed in 1908, in accordance to county information.
She said the property, which was not insured, has been the Kennedy the home for 35 several years.
“Anything was original. It even now experienced that original mahogany …,” Janet Kennedy explained. “We have shed anything! We had a whole lot of pictures, ….”
A U.S. Army veteran, Greg Kennedy was a truck driver right until he turned injured on the job loading metal coils, his spouse mentioned. Janet Kennedy reported her spouse is on incapacity.
She said her husband has been returning two or a few moments a day.
“He tells me, ‘It’s Okay. We will rebuild it.’ Then he goes more than there and just sits in the driveway and cries.”
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up for the pair at https://www.gofundme.com/f/hqp9vu-our-house?qid=143ab627b5e234a159e6cbde7cced030.
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