Wolfforth family devastated after fire destroys warehouse

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A family in Wolfforth is devastated after a weekend fire destroyed a warehouse in their backyard. 

Thankfully no one was hurt and their home was spared from the flames. But it’s still costing the family hundreds of thousands of dollars after losing multiple cars, a gun collection, tools and of course, memories. 

“It just breaks my heart,” said Lisa Nall who lives at the property. “It’s hard earned money, it’s something we worked really hard to do and it’s all gone.” 

Nall said inside the warehouse were work trucks, race cars for her kids, a semi-truck and even a vintage pickup truck she was gifted for Christmas. 

She said the warehouse was the Nall family hang out space, filled with pool tables, antique cigarette machines, and a spare bedroom. It also housed their many safes filled with cash and Mr. Nall’s lifelong gun collection of more than 50 guns. 

“We probably spent more time in the shop than we did the house,” Nall said. 

The Nall’s were playing pool with friends inside the warehouse when a friend saw smoke coming from the semi-truck parked inside. 

“All of a sudden the flames shot through the top,” Nall said. “Someone screamed ‘Run! It’s going to blow!’ By the time we got to the front door, you couldn’t see in here it was so black.”

She said the fire engulfed the metal frame quickly. 

Neighbors and the Nall family watched their hard earned work burn to the ground from across the street, witnessing several explosive bursts come from the flames. 

“My husband doesn’t have another 25 years in him to work, we’re not 20 anymore,” Nall said. “It breaks my heart for him.” 

The Nall’s estimate there to be hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of lost property and damage inside the warehouse, but they said the memories created inside and stored inside the warehouse were worth much more to them. 

“We just started hanging the kids art work from elementary, middle school and high school,” Nall said. “We’ll never get that back.” 

The Nall’s didn’t have insurance on a lot of the vehicles inside the warehouse because they were never driven on the street. Because of that, insurance said they can’t pay for much, only offering them a few thousand here and there for the gun collection and clean up costs. 

“I was sick. I was just sick inside,” Nall said when asked about the insurance situation. “I don’t know what else to say, I’m in disbelief, that’s all. We’re still in shock, we don’t even know what to do.” 

Three days later and they’re still cleaning up the mess, trying to sift through the ash to find anything worth keeping. The family is now focusing on clean up efforts. And although they’re not asking for money, they do want the community to keep the family in its thoughts. 

“To cut up all this metal and haul it off like it’s nothing, I dont know, I guess just pray for us,” Nall said. 

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