HOUSE FIRE VICTIMS SIFT THROUGH REMAINS AND START CLEAN UP
Stephanie Ludtke and Leonard Wonnacott say it’s something straight out of a movie, and never expected it to happen to them."Just kind of freaked out,” Wonnacott said. “You know for my family, just don't know what I’m going to do, it's hard."Ludtke was sitting in the living room with their 8-month-old son on Monday, when a fire ripped through their home. "I’m just glad me and the kid got out,” she said. “That's all that matters at this point."However, the landlord’s parent’s dog didn’t make it out.“The lady that lives in the back, her dog died of smoke inhalation," she said.Pictures that once decorated walls, now lay broken on the ground—leaving behind only a stencil of where they use to hang.As for now, the family is going though the house to see the damage."We’re just kind of taking pictures right now, seeing what’s salvageable," she said. The family of five dispersed—living with family or friends, wherever there’s room.The damage of the fire is valued at $275,000, which the couple says will require them to post-pone their wedding plans.“Well I think this puts a damper on things," he said.The family is waiting to hear back from the Red Cross-before finding a new living arrangement. The family has a bank account set up for donations at Wells Fargo under the names Ludtke and Wonnacott.