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Family deals with house fire while child in hospital

A Palmetto family is now left without a home after it was destroyed in a fire on Friday.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 10:09 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 10:09 PM

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damage left a fire in the palmetto community destroyed a home of a family of four, earlier today but the family is keeping it's sights on the health of one of their children before they check out the damage left behind wtva's evan hensley joins us now with this story... standup and reco swingrum told me that today has taken a lot out of him because of that fire that happened at his home. but his number one priority is not with the fire but with his son who has been in the hospital for three days. mareco swingrun - fire victim "tuesday we went to the lake and the movies and wednesday morning my son was coughing real bad and breathing real hard so we took him to the hospital." his son was struggling to breath and tried several tests... swingrum's four year old son was then diagnosed with asthma... and has still remained in the hospital... "now he is doing better and hopefully we will be discharged so we can go home either today or tomorrow." but then he got the call from a friend about his home... a fire that left it as a total lost... with valuables and memories destroyed... "i feel lost right now because i lost everything we had in there plus my son being in the hospital. so it is just really taking a toll on me right now." swingrums mindset has been focused elsewhere... "you're focus today is not really on what happened today right? no, until my son gets out of the hospital that's when i can really focus on my house." and swingram told me that he is awaiting a call from the american red cross. and anyone out there who would like to help them, they are looking for children's clothing for their age 4 and 7 children. reporting in pontotoc county eh wtva 9 news meanwhile, a family in itawamba county is picking up
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