Family Loses Home in Lightning Fire

Jun 25, 2013 Full story: WJHG-TV Panama City 31

Tourist Development Council Director Pam Fuqua and her attorney-husband Matt Fuqua lost their home on Magnolia Blossom Lane.

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maybe

Crestview, FL

#1 Jun 25, 2013
I hope where ever she is staying until she gets another house that she is having to pay a bed tax.Even if she is staying with someone else it is only fair that she pays it for the good of the county.
Pathetic

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#3 Jun 25, 2013
maybe wrote:
I hope where ever she is staying until she gets another house that she is having to pay a bed tax.Even if she is staying with someone else it is only fair that she pays it for the good of the county.
You are pathetic.
maybe

Crestview, FL

#4 Jun 25, 2013
Pathetic wrote:
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You are pathetic.
Why is that pathetic i didnt pass the stupid shit,they passed it and I am just saying they need to abide by it if they think everyone else should have to.
Just Wondering

Blountstown, FL

#5 Jun 25, 2013
Sorry for their loss but the news story is rather sensational. Had it been my family's home, I doubt they works have said Correctional Officer John Doe and his Walmart Cashier Jane Doe lost their country roads trailer. Guess they want people to know this was an "important" loss of property.
Just Wondering

Blountstown, FL

#6 Jun 25, 2013
I did notice the Floridan article said they lost about $600,000 home, but WJHG says it was worth $250,000. Big discrepancy in their reporting.
Just Wondering

Blountstown, FL

#7 Jun 25, 2013
yeah me

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#8 Jun 25, 2013
yeah, i bet indian springs will get their own damn fire station now.if it was my house in marianna florida,do you think they would have called alford and graceville fire departments to help? why hell to the no they wouldn't have. i dont have a big name in the city,but more honest than any of the big names,and i probably would have had two firemen with a garden hose with their thumb smushed over the outlet so the water would squirt with more force

the bedtax comment was very funny by the way, and true
yeah me

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#9 Jun 25, 2013
mighty strange how two big "valuable" houses burn down in indian springs within a couple of years, he and cresh harrison, pretty insurance checks! seems odd, what were the houses constructed of out there, kindle wood?

strange
well

Houston, TX

#12 Jun 26, 2013
Just Wondering wrote:
I did notice the Floridan article said they lost about $600,000 home, but WJHG says it was worth $250,000. Big discrepancy in their reporting.
Well when paying taxes it was only worth 250K , when insuring it was worth 600K.
Yes

Blountstown, FL

#13 Jun 26, 2013
well wrote:
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Well when paying taxes it was only worth 250K , when insuring it was worth 600K.
Musta' had some nice shit up in there!!!
jcogirl

United States

#14 Jun 26, 2013
Yes wrote:
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Musta' had some nice shit up in there!!!
Contents can be insured for any amount you feel. The home itself is what has a set value. My family isn't necessarily a name yet when my grannys home burnt many surrounding fire departments showed up. I do feel the newspaper overkilled the story with details but the important fact is a family lost pictures and memories they can never get back. I understand this fact as I've watched my granny lose so much due to her home burning pictures that can't be replaced. Instead of knocking these people down why not try to be thankful no one wsd hurt. If it was your home you would want people to help you and empathize not criticize.
truth

Davidson, NC

#15 Jun 26, 2013
Plpls.
Haha

Marianna, FL

#16 Jun 26, 2013
yeah me wrote:
yeah, i bet indian springs will get their own damn fire station now.if it was my house in marianna florida,do you think they would have called alford and graceville fire departments to help? why hell to the no they wouldn't have. i dont have a big name in the city,but more honest than any of the big names,and i probably would have had two firemen with a garden hose with their thumb smushed over the outlet so the water would squirt with more force
the bedtax comment was very funny by the way, and true
This post made me crack up!
Appalled

Wiscasset, ME

#17 Jun 26, 2013
This was a tremendous loss. Regardless of the manner in which the media elected to report the fire, these people have lost their home and everything in it. I happen to know the couple worked very hard and saved for years so that they could build this home from the ground up...a home where they have lived for 20 years or longer and raised their children, and built their memories. Shame on you people who think their loss is less than yours would be if the roles were reversed.

Thank you jcogirl for your observations. They are right on point.
Question

Blountstown, FL

#18 Jun 26, 2013
Appalled wrote:
This was a tremendous loss. Regardless of the manner in which the media elected to report the fire, these people have lost their home and everything in it. I happen to know the couple worked very hard and saved for years so that they could build this home from the ground up...a home where they have lived for 20 years or longer and raised their children, and built their memories. Shame on you people who think their loss is less than yours would be if the roles were reversed.
Thank you jcogirl for your observations. They are right on point.
Thanks for your opinion on the matter. They are like buttholes though. Everyone has one and they all stink sometimes.

Shame on you for thinking your opinion is more than theirs. They have freedom of speech and just as entitled to express their thoughts as you are to express yours.

Just sayin'!
chamber prez

Crestview, FL

#19 Jun 27, 2013
Damn Pam don't wanna buy it , I've got to convince these county commisioners to buy it so the taxpayers can pay for it and all the money it takes to maintain it. This damn Russ House drains the Chamber budget as fast as my damn salary and is damn near as useless.Oh well I will have to worry about working on the commisioners later I have a watermelon festival to attend.Maybe I can get my picture in the chipley paper.hmmm I wonder if they would let me be interim grand marshall of the festival.maybe marianna can have a cantaloupe festival.
new home suggestion

Crestview, FL

#20 Jun 29, 2013
hey why dont the fuquas move into the russ house since they love it so much......and watch out for casper the friendly ghost
Not Surprised

Biscoe, NC

#21 Jun 29, 2013
It is simply called Karma. What you put out to the world comes back to you.
Tours

Blountstown, FL

#22 Jun 29, 2013
new home suggestion wrote:
hey why dont the fuquas move into the russ house since they love it so much......and watch out for casper the friendly ghost
That's a great idea!!! She could even give ghost tours like they do in Savannah and New Orleans to give all the tourists something else to squeeze into their day when they are all visiting Marianna!

I bet they could even put the Russ House Ghost Tour on that TV show Pam is putting together.

When they get that TV channel up and running, she is truly going to turn Marianna into something our grandparents never even dreamed about. Just as all the orange groves in Orlando area became theme parks and tourist attractions and then subdivisions to accommodate the growing population, our peanut fields here will be the same way when people across America see what hidden treasures we've been keeping a secret all these years.

I sure hope the Chamber is working with DOT though to more lanes added to interstate ten and highway 90 because if they don't, traffic is going to be horrible with all the tourists causing traffic jams.
chamber prez

Crestview, FL

#23 Jun 29, 2013
Tours wrote:
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That's a great idea!!! She could even give ghost tours like they do in Savannah and New Orleans to give all the tourists something else to squeeze into their day when they are all visiting Marianna!
I bet they could even put the Russ House Ghost Tour on that TV show Pam is putting together.
When they get that TV channel up and running, she is truly going to turn Marianna into something our grandparents never even dreamed about. Just as all the orange groves in Orlando area became theme parks and tourist attractions and then subdivisions to accommodate the growing population, our peanut fields here will be the same way when people across America see what hidden treasures we've been keeping a secret all these years.
I sure hope the Chamber is working with DOT though to more lanes added to interstate ten and highway 90 because if they don't, traffic is going to be horrible with all the tourists causing traffic jams.
With great ideas like that you are hired to be the assistant chamber ceo.And yes i am working with DoT to add more lanes because once once we tell america what all we have here they will be flocking to us.couple more tv shows should help get the word out.

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