BELLS, TX-- A family in Texoma is getting help from the Red Cross tonight after their home went up in flames.
It's a sight no one wants to come home to, smoke bellowing out of your house. But that's exactly what fire investigators said the woman renting this home off Little Arkansas Road witnessed.
"She was coming down the drive, saw there was smoke coming out of her house. When she came here, saw one side of the house that was on fire," Grayson County Deputy Fire Marshal Kerry Price said.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and even the family's pets were saved. But the landowner, William McGehee said he recently renovated the place and this is a hard loss for him.
"I'm just stunned because I was getting ready to go out to my place to work and my wife run in there and said the house you bought on Little Arkansas Road is on fire,” McGehee said.
Neighbors said this home was built in the 1940’s and it was passed along in their family from one generation to the next.
Kristy Glidewell said she grew up down the street from the home, but that her grandparents once lived there.
"Originally my grandmother and grandfather lived in this house and they were married for over 76 years, and my mom was raised here," Glidewell said.
The home is a total loss, but Glidewell said she remembers it as a beautiful place.
"It was really neat in the fact that my grandpa had built most of it, and he was 96 when he passed away," Glidewell said.
At this time the cause of the fire is unknown, but investigators believe it was accidental.