Weekend Fire

By: Susan Bahorich
By: Susan Bahorich

A Rockingham County family is picking up the pieces after a weekend fire.

Early Sunday morning, the Bonney family woke up to find themselves surrounded by flames.

The former location of Roger and Connie Bonney's daughter bed is completely burned. But, luckily that night the Bonney's 14-year-old daughter, Misty, wasn't home.

Connie said if Misty was there they might be attending a funeral too. Instead they're sifting through the debris of what was once their home.

Connie said smoke was rolling into the bedroom door and we crawled out under the smoke and flames down the hall and out the backdoor.

That backdoor is now melted, along with most, if not all of their belongings, a blow that's pretty hard to take for the couple that have been married for about a month and didn't have homeowners' insurance.

"We had gotten our autos together on insurance and checking accounts and everything else," Connie said, but they hadn't gotten around to that.

On top of losing everything, Connie was one of nearly 120-workers that lost their jobs at the Shenandoah Manufacturing plant last week. Now, the family is starting over with the help of the community, family and friends.

"We wouldn't have made it without the help of the Red Cross," Connie said, "They were here even before the fire was out. It's all very humbling."

If you'd like to help the Bonney family you can call 540-867-9497 to make a donation.

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