Fire destroys home of Beauregard tornado survivors

  • Source: WRBL-TV CBS 3 Columbus
  • Published: 04/07/2021 12:00 AM

Tragedy strikes twice for a young Lee County family who is in the process of rebuilding their lives, for the second time in three years. The Long Family lost a loved one and everything they owned in the Beauregard tornadoes. Now, they find themselves once again without a home of their own. Reedy and Amy Long worked hard to start a new life for their three young kids after the devastating tornadoes on March 3, 2019. The family was getting back on their feet when their Opelika rental home suffered a catastrophic fire the morning after Easter. Thankfully the family was not home at the time; they were spending the holiday with family. “The fire started about 5:30 in the morning in the attic. It’s structurally unlivable; the family has no choice but to move out. Nobody got hurt or anything, but it’s still just another blow to this young family who is trying to make a life for themselves,” said Bob Parsons, Fire Inspector with Opelika Fire Department.


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