GUTHRIE, Okla. – After a family loses almost everything they own in a house fire, they say the community support is what has been getting them through.
"It's been difficult. The last two weeks has been mainly shock just coming out here,” Chris Minton said.
Jennie Stewart and Chris Minton say they never thought it would happen to them.
"We had gotten up. It was a normal Sunday. Chris took me and the kids out to the river to spend the day swimming. He had went to Crescent to go do a job,” Stewart said.
That normal Sunday took a turn for the worse.
"About an hour, hour and a half later I got a phone call from my neighbor saying that the house was on fire,” Stewart said.
Stewart says fire crews on scene told her it was an electrical fire.
"By the time we got here all the fire trucks were still here and it was still smoldering. The first thing the fire chief said was at least you guys weren't here,” Stewart said.
That’s something the two say they’re extremely thankful for.
However, they say it’s still hard losing almost everything, including pictures and memories that can’t be replaced.
“All our baby clothes, his clothes, my boots, all of our important documents, everything,” Minton said.
As they struggle to pick up the pieces of what was once their home, Minton and Stewart say the community support has been tremendous.
"I can't explain express the gratitude we feel toward the Logan County community. Several of the churches in Guthrie have donated,” Stewart said.
With a baby due in just a few weeks, Stewart says every little bit of support helps.
"We're just taking it one day at a time and just trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild,” Stewart said.
There will be a benefit for Minton and Stewart on Saturday, July 23rd at the Woodcrest Tavern in Guthrie.