Mark Landers was already on a fire call for the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department when he received another that hit a little too close to home.
His wife and daughter were in their home on Business 321 when a rash of severe storms blew through Lincoln County, knocked over several large trees in their yard and sent them crashing into the roof of their house.
“She said the wind was blowing heavy and my daughter was standing at the door, so she told her to get away,” Landers said, recounting the events of the evening as his wife told them.
According to Landers, shortly after his 11-year-old daughter moved away from the door, three trees in the front yard, including two large pine trees, landed on the house. His wife, Christy Landers, and his daughter made it out of the home safely.
When asked about the extent of the damage, Landers said, “Right now it’s just the gutters but I won’t know how bad it is until I climb up in the attic.
“There’s just a lot of hurt feelings,” he said. “We had such a pretty yard.”
While Landers was obviously upset about the state of his yard, he was grateful for the friends from South Fork that were there to lend a hand and even more grateful that no one was hurt. The damage and debris caused crews to close down the busy road for two hours.