BON SECOUR, Ala. (WALA) - An Alabama man said a Bible that his grandfather gave him survived a devastating house fire, bringing a firefighter to tears.
Scot Byrd, of Bon Secour, lived in the home for more than 20 years. The veteran said he lost everything in the fire, but his Bible was still in tact.
“The fireman actually came out of the home with tears in his eyes and he said you’re not going to believe this you’ve gotta come see it for yourself," Byrd said. “This Bible did not have one scorch mark on it.”
Byrd believes it was a sign from God that the hardships following his family will be resolved. One of his daughter's, Shelby, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2014. She has since beat the disease.
Since fire on Jan. 8, several community organizations and businesses have donated clothes, school supplies and beds for Byrd and his daughters.
“We don’t give up," Byrd said. "We’ve had an outpouring from the community, if I went to name everyone [who's helped] by name I would be here for two hours.”
Byrd and his family are living at a temporary home in Gulf Shores until their home can be rebuilt in Bon Secour. They have since started a fundraiser to help with rebuilding costs.