Panola County Home Destroyed in Sunday Fire, Family of Three Displaced
Posted January 9, 2017 by Blake Holland |   

housefireA Panola County family of three is without a home following a Sunday fire. The blaze broke out around 11:15 a.m., on County Road 459 in eastern Panola County.

Homeowner Fan S. Stephens says he was sitting in his living room with his wife Tonya, when his son came in saying there was a fire in his room.

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Stephens says the family made it out with nothing more than the pajamas they were wearing. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.  Stephens says the family did lose several dogs in the fire. Crews from Flatwoods VFD, Inter-Community VFD, and Caddo Parrish were called in to help fight the blaze.

The family plans on purchasing a mobile home, but doesn’t have the money for a down payment. For more information on how you can help the Stephens family call Brenda at 903-263-8143.

Friends and family plan on collecting money for the Stephens on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Beckville four-way stop.

Clothing sizes can be found below:

Fan- XL shirts, 36-34 jeans, 10.5 shoes

Tonya- 3X, 1X pants, 8 shoes

Son- 4X, 44 pants, 10.5 shoes