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After a funeral fire, families wait to hear...

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 19:41:22-05

After a fire ripped through the Heafey Hoffman Dwoark Cutler Funeral Home Tuesday morning, families who had loved ones inside were left in disbelief.

“Unreal, just unbelievable that this would happen here at any funeral home, not just for the loss of our dad but any family member in there,” said Jarrod Tinnin, who lost his father last week.

He is in town for his father’s viewing Tuesday night, and funeral Wednesday morning.

“It’s hard to describe, I am one of those people, you see something like this and you kind of expect the worst, you hope for the best,” said Tinnin.

His uncle is also in town for his brothers funeral,” it’s unbelievable, who would have ever though, a fire at the mortuary at the scheduled viewing of your brothers body,” said Phillip Tinnin.

They both will have to wait to hear from the funeral home to know the extent of damage inside.

“We had a family meeting trying to decide what we were going to do, and one of the things was to come here to see what kind of information we could gather to continue to make our decisions,” said Phillip Tinnin.

They said they feel like they are starting over with the funeral plans.

“For me to come out here and see the building in person, my expectations are not great,” said Jarrod Tinnin.

The fire department said they were working to get inside the funeral home Tuesday night to get the remains out.