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Fire ripped through a Terrell County house this afternoon leaving a couple homeless. No one was home when the fire started in the 1100 block of Macedonia Road in Sasser.

Now the owners who built the home room by room, must now prepare to do the same thing again. "I've never had anything like this to happen to me," said Arlinda Browner. 

Everything they own went up in smoke, after flames destroyed their home this afternoon. "I ran around back, and knocked the door in and fell and hurt my knee. But it was so much smoke that I couldn't go in," said Sylvester Brown.

By the time firefighters had the blaze under control, they walked away with a charred chair and melted tools. "I came out here with nothing, as a matter of fact I started with one room. And I plan to start over with one room," he said.  

But is it really possible to start over? I don't see a reason why I can't. I built it from the ground up myself," he said.

"I thank God he wasn't in there sleep. And I'm glad it didn't happen when we were in the bed sleep. God has a reason for everything," she said. 

He says if he built it once, no little fire can stop him from doing it again. If you would like to donate the family can be reached at (229) 698-2395.