Loyal Family's Home Destroyed by Fire
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 -- 12:53 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
-A Town of Loyal family suffered a devastating loss Tuesday morning as their home was completely destroyed by a fire.
The fire occurred around 5:45am on Tuesday at the home of Pat and Laurie Weinfurter located on 26 Road southeast of Loyal. The owner of the home could smell smoke and when he opened a door to his garage, smoke filled the house.
Weinfurter was able to get his wife and three daughters out of the home, but their 5 pets, including 3 cats and 2 dogs, were killed. The fire spread quickly due to the strong north winds blowing Tuesday morning.
The Loyal, Granton, Spencer, Chili and Greenwood Fire Departments assisted with the fire, but there is no word on the cause besides the speculation it may have been electrical and that it started in the garage.
The home, garage, a camper and vehicles are all considered a total loss.