26166847 10155931882540797 1016054910526689136 nUPDATE: GREENVILLE, Ky. (1/3/18) — The family home of Owen and Bonnie Brooks, both 82, was uninsured, say family members.

The house that Owen Brooks built himself was destroyed in an early morning fire yesterday.

Family members have set up a youcaring.com page for the couple and have also listed needed items to help the elderly couple, who "would never ask for help" for themselves.

To donate via the webpage, go to: https://www.youcaring.com/dalandbonniebrooks-1058317

Clothing and shoes are also being accepted by granddaughter, Ashley Bivens McFarland at 3451 Kentucky 601, Greenville. Donations may be dropped off. Items needed include: Women's sizes shirt/M, jeans/8-10, sweatpants/s-m, underwear/7, bra/38C and shoes/6; Men's sizes shirt/L-XL, pants/36/32, underwear/L, diabetic shoes size 10.5W.

They also need furniture and building materials donations as well, she said.

Rita Dukes Smith

SurfKY News

ORIGINAL STORY:

GREENVILLE, Ky. (1/2/18) — Five county fire departments responded to an early morning fire on Brooks Lane that destroyed a family’s home.

According to Greenville Fire Department, all members of the Brooks family escaped unharmed at their residence on Brooks Lane, which is just off Jernigan’s Lane, Greenville.

The fire was reported at 4:20 a.m., and was apparently spotted by a family member, who alerted the other household members.

26113874 10155931882590797 6267258592144858298 nThe home was a total loss, according to a GFD firefighter.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News
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