Two fires wreaked havoc in Erath County Thursday night leaving two mobile homes and families at a complete loss.
The Horn's, a young Erath County family, experienced a traumatizing experience when their home in Cattail Creek mobile home park burst into flames Thursday night destroying everything.
"The whole thing was surreal," said Rebecca Horn, wife of Nick Horn and mother of two children. "We're doing a little bit better now: the kids and I are staying at my mom's house and Nick is staying near the house to see what happens. I think everything is going as good as it can at this moment."
Word of the fire spread rapidly on social media sites and information on how to help the family was reaching hundreds of people in Erath County before the fire was even out.
"It's hard to word how it makes me feel," Rebecca said. "I feel so appreciative for all the help we are getting and it makes me feel like there are good people in the world even when it doesn't seem like there may be."
Rebecca also said that their dogs that were in the home, made it out safely. As of Thursday morning, the cause of fire was still under investigation according to Erath County Fire Chief Chris Brooks.
Another mobile home caught fire Wednesday, but in the Lemae Oaks Trailer Park.
"I do believe the mobile home will be a total loss," said Stephenville Fire Chief Jimmy Chew. "It's still standing but we aren't anticipating that repairs will a viable option."
The name on the lease of the home was a Michael Booth, and Stephenville Fire Marshall Cody Derrick confirmed that the residence was home to three adults and one child.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, Derrick says the fire originated near the front deck and steps of the home and the only source of ignition in close vicinity was a BBQ smoker.
Numerous sites are accepting donations for the Horn and Booth families including Mulberry Manor and Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties. Donations can also be made by calling Miguel Chavarria at 254-434-1946.