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Madison County emergency crews responded to a residential fire Wednesday afternoon on Matt’s Way.
Crews were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes of their arrival. When they arrived, the home was almost fully involved. The call about the fire came in around 11:35 a.m.
Officials say the home is a total loss. They don't know the cause of the fire at this time.
Phillip Dunson and his wife were renting the home. He said his wife woke up to the smell of smoke and their dogs barking. She was able to get out quickly.
"It went up like a matchbox," Dunson said.
Dunson was on his way home, when he saw the flames from a distance. As he got closer, he quickly realized it was coming from his home.
"A lot of memories are gone, a lot of sentimental things, pictures, kids, and grand kids, and there's no replacing that," Dunson said.
Bobo, Hazel Green, Meridianville and Toney fire crews were at the scene. The Red Cross responded to help the family.
"You know there is somebody there to help you when you're down," Dunson said.