It doesn't take much for a fire to rip through a modular home. Firefighters believe it took just 12 to 15 minutes for flames to engulf a home on Anna Drive in Seffner.
The fire broke out around 8:30 Monday night. The Brady family has owned the home for 38 years.
They had been renting another place while this home was having a roof and back porch fixed, so no one was home at the time.
But everything the family owns was inside.
Through tears, Vickey Brady, told Fox13 she raised her kids and her grandkids here.
"I kept everything when they were children, babies, and it's all gone" she said.
An old photo album was left on a tree stump. The album's edges were charred, and ashes covered most of it. But you could see photos of Vickey's daughter growing up. Laying in the grass, another photo showed a man holding a baby.
Vickey can't even begin to think of all she's lost.
"My family that is deceased, all their stuff is destroyed and gone. I don't even have a picture of my mother, anymore," she said.
Fire investigators say an electrical problem caused the fire.
Vickey had just checked on the house and was about to leave, when she saw a flame. She yelled for help.
"I'm screaming frantically, help, the house is on fire. I said I need some water, I need some water, call 911," she said.
But the fire was just too fast. On Tuesday morning, as she came back, Vickey could only find a few photos and a Bible to salvage.
"The Bible was still together but the outer pages were burned."
The family does not have insurance so it'll be a struggle to rebuild. But they hope they can.
"I don't know, I don't know. I don't know what we'll do. But I know I own this dirt and I'll do something," Vickey said.
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