CAMBY, Ind. (December 6, 2015) — A Hendricks County family is starting over after they lost everything in a house fire.
“It happened so fast," Camby resident, Savannah Kaylor, said.
Kaylor lives at the home with her three boys and her boyfriend, Jimmy Hendrix. The couple was working on a car in the garage with another friend, Kyle Davis, into early Sunday morning.
"We finally got the car to start. We were happy," Kaylor said. "And then literally 10 seconds later the car exploded."
The three rolled away from the explosion by tumbling underneath the cracked garage door.
"It was so fast," Kaylor said. "I knew we had to get out."
Kaylor remembered one of her three children, Quinn, 4, was asleep in the upstairs bedroom. She then rushed back into the home and grabbed the boy.
“(God) answered our prayers by not letting (anything) happen to that baby in the house when that car blew up," Steve Poynter, the child's grandfather, said. “It’s just a shame they lost everything. All their clothes and everything they had to deal with everyday life.”
Kaylor's other two children, Rylee, 10, and Devin, 7, were at Poynter's house during the fire. The grandfather said they are struggling to understand all of their stuff is now gone.
"It’s hard," Poynter said. "It’s just so stressful. Hopefully we never have to deal with anything like this again.”
Fire investigators called the home a total loss, according to Plainfield Fire Territory Assistant Chief Brent Anderson. Anderson said the department will continue its investigation Monday, but feels for the family's loss.
“Any fire you have is rough on the family, but especially this time of year" Anderson said. "Everybody wants to celebrate the holidays with their friends and family and not having a place to celebrate... that is going to be rough.”