Family remains positive despite double wildfire tragedies

11:33 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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COLORADO SPRINGS - One Colorado family is experiencing their second devastating loss because of a wildfire.

"It was kind of overwhelming at first. We've practiced this once before. Here we go again," said Terrie Gardner, who lost her home in the Waldo Canyon Fire last year.

Terrie and her husband John were living with their parents, Bryan and Bonnie Lord when the Black Forest Fire broke out on Tuesday.

The Lords lost their home of 28 years in the fire. They left with two cats, a dog, a laptop and a couple of checkbooks.

"You can't change it," Bonnie Lord said. "It's happened. What's gone is gone."

Family photos, important paperwork and everything in the home has been consumed.

New appliances and furniture the Gardners purchased for their new home has also been destroyed in the Lord home.

"It's just stuff," John Gardner said looking back on his experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. "The knickknacks don't matter. Family matters."

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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