DALTON, Ga. Since she was awoken Friday morning to the jarring screams of Fire! Fire! Fire!, Evelyn Musili Ndeti says she has had trouble sleeping. Losing just about everything will have that effect.
But the Dalton State College education major and soon-to-be-bride who will be getting married in 2018 puts a pretty positive spin on things after an early-morning fire destroyed all 20 units at 700 building at Park Canyon Apartments.
We are getting married in September so this is a fresh start all together, said Ndeti, who along with her fiance were part of the crowd of people who stood in the cold watching the complex burn before the dawn. We look at it like you know what, I needed some new shoes. We laugh but it has been tough.
What has made it easier for Ndeti and others who are without a home has been the generosity of the community. Red Cross responders from the area were on the scene almost as quickly as Dalton Fire Department trucks, which battled the blaze off Park Canyon Drive just north of Dalton State College.
Glenda Hoven, the manager of the apartment complex, said she has been inundated with donations ...