HCSO's Chaney loses home in fire

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  • The Chaney family/ Courtesy
    The Chaney family/ Courtesy
  • The Chaney family/ Courtesy
    The Chaney family/ Courtesy
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Family asks for community help after fire tragedy

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One of Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies is facing tragedy, according to HCSO and is seeking help from the community. 

At 8:49 p.m., Deputy Aaron Chaney was on shift at HCSO when he heard a call go out for a structure fire in the 200 block of West Oak Circle in Sulphur Springs. 

Unfortunately, this was Chaney’s home. City engines 1, 2 and County station 20 responded, and were able to contain the blaze. Fortunately, all of the home’s occupants were safe, HCSO said. Deputy Chaney’s two young sons and teenage daughter escaped the fire without any injuries, according to HCSO. 

However, fire crews found that one of the family cars, as well as approximately 75% of their belongings were destroyed, according to Chief Deputy Tanner Crump. The home is now unlivable and the family is without housing, Crump told the News-Telegram. 

“Some of their furniture could maybe be cleaned, some of their clothes could maybe be saved, but otherwise they’re looking at nothing,” Crump said. 

The Chaney family is asking for help from the community for housing during mitigation and repair of their current home. They would also welcome donations of furniture, clothing or funds towards construction costs. Call 903-348-6250 or visit https://bit.ly/2FYYEEZ to help.