Family needs help after house fire

Published 9:48 pm Friday, January 4, 2013

A Chilton County family lost most of their belongings to a house fire Thursday.

The home of Jimmy and Misty Patterson burned about 4 p.m., leaving the couple and four children in need.

Hunter Eason, Jimmy Patterson’s nephew, said donations of clothes poured in on Friday.

“There were clothes coming in from everywhere,” Eason said. “It was shocking, just the amount of people that were willing to help.”

Though clothes are no longer an immediate need, Eason said the Patterson family is still without furniture and appliances.

Anyone willing to donate such items should call Eason at (205) 258-9885 to arrange transportation.

Monetary donations can be delivered to MorLyn’s in downtown Clanton.

Four teenagers lived at the home in addition to Jimmy and Misty Patterson.

The house was located on County Road 61, near Mt. Bethel Church.

Eason said those close to the situation weren’t immediately sure how the fire started.

“All we know is it started in the back of the house,” he said. “The inside was burnt very bad, but the structure was still standing.”