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Biggs Couple Loses Their Wedding Rings In Devastating House Fire

By Jerry Olenyn, jolenyn@krcrtv.com
Published On: May 02 2013 11:20:28 AM CDT
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BIGGS, Calif. -

A Biggs family must rebuild after a fire destroyed their home.

KRCR News Channel 7 was there as Mike and Kimberly Hudson returned to their home Wednesday to see what if anything was left.

Their 7-year-old son Brody, broke down in tears when he found his burned bicycle, destroyed underneath what's left of his family's house.

Pieces of their belongs are all that remain from Tuesday's fire, a child's baby blanket, a baseball and a few charred photographs.

The fire broke out Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.  Mike & Kimberly Hudson were home with their two children.  All four escaped unscathed, physically.  But Mike Hudson said emotionally, they are hurting.

"Everything is going to have to get better from here on up," said Hudson.

Everything will be costly to replace.  The Hudsons recently moved into the rented house, and hadn't yet purchased renter's insurance. 

Neighbors are rallying to help.  They're collecting clothes for both the 7 year old son and his 11-year-old sister.  One neighbor is letting the Hudsons use their second home which until now sat empty.

"I do want to say, you know, I appreciate this town Biggs," said Mike Hudson.  "Everybody comes together."

Somewhere underneath this rubble lies the couple's wedding rings, the remaining glimmers of hope on this, the couple's 20th anniversary of their relationship.  They ran out of the burning home so fast, they didn't take their wedding rings.  Firefighters have been unable to find them.

A meeting was held Wednesday night to help the Hudson family.  Family and friends gathered at the Buckshot Grill in Biggs to brainstorm about ways to help the Hudson family.

It's the second devastating house fire in Biggs in less than a month.  Earlier this month, the Williams family lost their home at Max's Miracle Ranch.