SEMMES, Ala. (WPMI) - A Semmes man vows to rebuild his home after it was destroyed by fire Saturday night. It happened on Franklin Court.
Gerrit Jones was out at a Corvette Club meeting when he got the call about his house on fire. "When I got here and the street was blocked off, I was like, 'Holy cap!'" Even though Jones lost his home and 2 cars in the fire, he's not letting the flames stop his resolve.
"I'm going to be able to rebuild, it may take me a little time, but I will," he said. "He told me he lost everything but he's alright, but looking at the house, I can't imagine how he could get any sleep last night because I get chills looking at the house," his friend Felix Simmons said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.