"I was making sure everybody was out," he said.
He and his parents dashed out of the house as Logan, adrenaline racing, dialed 911 and threw on his gear. Logan, a volunteer firefighter at
"As soon as a truck got here, I grabbed the nozzle on it and started fighting it," he said. "What really helped me was my fire instinct, just knowing what to do, knowing my training."
"I went through the house. I saw the flames on the back deck through the laundry room window, and that's when I realized there was a fire on the deck," she said.
She woke her husband,
By then, the flames were consuming their home.
"I couldn't believe it. Within seconds, it was engulfed," he said.
Now, he's not sure what's going to happen.
"We don't have house insurance," he said. They lost it three years ago, after he fell off a 100-foot waterfall, broke his back and lost his income. "I'm on disability right now."
"That fall nearly killed me ... and now this fire about killed me. I wonder what else could happen. I just wonder what could possibly go wrong next. Hopefully nothing," he said.
Yadkin Valley Fire Chief
He said that between the house itself and the family's belongings, the fire caused at least
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