Man loses family memorabilia after Tues. Crestwood, Ky. fire


by Johnny Archer

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WHAS11) – An electrical fire at a home in Crestwood, Kentucky earlier this week destroyed priceless family possessions.

William Stewart watched his family home go up in flames.

His parents’ lifelong collections were among some of the family memorabilia destroyed.

Stewart said seeing the fire felt like his whole world was crashing and all he could do is sit and watch.

“I think about the loss of everything,” Stewart said. “I think about my mom and dad, there whole legacy.”

Stewart inherited the home after his mother passed away 6 months ago.

He says most of the losses had memories attached to them.

Fire crews salvaged what they could but according to Stewart, the family home will have to be demolished.

Stewart currently lives in the back of the home in a trailer to prevent thieves from looting.

He says things are bad but they will always get better.

“I’m not the type of guy that usually asks for help. I’m the guy that usually shows up and gives the help,” Stewart said. “It’s very hard for me but I need some kind of help.”

Despite waiting for the insurance company to issue money, Stewart says family and friends have helped out during this trying time.