Coweta neighbors working together to protect homes from fire


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Reported by: Tiffany Alaniz
Updated: 2/17 6:14 pm Published: 2/17 4:24 pm


Families in Coweta told FOX23 it was a scary afternoon with flames dangerously close to their homes.

Robert Hudson worked to wet the property line to keep the flames from spreading to his home and those of his neighbors.

It's been a crazy 24 hours for Hudson. He and his wife welcomed their fifth child Sunday, and twice within the last 24 hours his home has been threatened by massive fires.

“We're unloading our house in case it burns to the ground," said Hudson.

Family members and friends did what they could to protect precious valuables.

"Just what we do in Oklahoma, protect our families and friends,” said Clinton Fulton, a family friend.

The outpouring overwhelmed Hudson.

“I'll tell you, it humbled me to tears,” he said.

Hudson said the last 24 hours have been unbelievable. “I had my fifth child born, Anastasia Ruth, yesterday at about 2 o'clock, and then about 5 o'clock we got a call, ‘Hey your house is burning down,’ so I said, ‘Honey the kid is fine,’ (then) I'm in the car,” said Hudson.

He said even though he may lose his home, he feels blessed.

“He's blessing me here again today. You know he didn't have to tell me it was coming; it could have just wiped my house out, but here I am,” said Hudson.

He said he will keep working to keep the property safe. He said he's grateful for his church family and friends who came out to empty his home so he could help his neighbors.



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