By: Erica Byfield
CAIRO, Ill. - Firefighters from Alexander County spent the wee hours of the Thursday morning battling a blaze that destroyed three homes in Cairo. "I ain't worried about the house, because you can always find another house," said Darrell Thomas.
Since the fire melted memories of his past, Thomas thoughts are with his elderly mother. Thankful she was not here when the flames spilled in through the windows "to replace a life is hard" he said.
Flames quickly spread to an abandoned house too, leaving gapping wholes in the siding. So, on the one block, three homes lost all in a matter of hours. The question for Thomas now is whether or not to re-build? His answer, "There is a chance to rebuild this one but, it's hard to find the people to do the contracting work."