2017-03-15 / Front Page

Local family loses everything to house fire

Home was a total loss. Home was a total loss. Miller/Baker 911 received a phone call at 2:15 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, concerning a structure fire at the end of Roberts Road that was fully engulfed. The house trailer was fully involved when the Colquitt/Miller County Volunteer Fire Department arrived.

Miller County EMS, Fire and Rescue, Miller County Sheriff’s Department responded to the fire at 98 Roberts Lane, just off of Jeterville Road at approximately 2:20 p.m.

When first responders arrived on the scene, the double-wide mobile home belonging to Heath and Kristy Collier was fully engulfed in flames and smoke.

While Heath was on his tractor, he saw smoke, but by the time he got there, the home he and his family had lived in for just three weeks was almost burned. .

The family had moved here from Early County after a tornado destroyed the home they were in less than two months ago. They had recovered most of their personal items and had relocated to their new home on Roberts Lane here in Miller County. The children, Levi and Leighanna, had changed to Miller County Middle School. Kristy had left the home to run some errands and get the children. When she returned home, they found their home was gone.

An account in the name Collier Family Fund has been set up at the Ameris Bank in Colquitt to take donations to help the family.

All donations will be appreciated and are needed. The children are members of Jack’s Karate and are now members of First Baptist Church in Colquitt.

The Collier family has lost everything except the clothes they had on and their vehicles, but are thankful no one was injured in either of their home losses by weather and fire.

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