Pregnant mother, baby escape White House fire
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
A pregnant mother escaped a burning home Tuesday in White House.
It was a potentially deadly situation made worse by 40-mile an hour winds.
Sydney Walker is now picking through what's left of her home.
Walker, who’s 6-months pregnant, escaped her burning house with her 8-month-old son, Jace, in tow.
"I mean I don't know if I had time to do anything different, because it just all caught on fire so quickly," Walker said.
Walker says she had just put her baby down for a nap when she smelled smoke and saw a wall on fire at the front of the house.
Within minutes, the whole place was on fire.
“If the winds weren’t so bad, the fire probably wouldn't have got as intense as fast as it did," Steven Smith with the White House Fire Department, said.
Walker's husband Jake had been at work when his wife called.
"I'm lucky, I'm absolutely lucky," Jake Walker said.
Despite losing everything, he knows how lucky they are.
"I still haven't really processed it all, but we'll get through it," Jake Walker said.
The Walkers are leaning on each other -- and remembering what's really important.