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Statesboro family devastated by house fire

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A Statesboro family already dealing with the father's health issues and liver transplant is now dealing with the loss of their home after a fire destroyed it on Thursday evening.

It's been a tough road which just got even more complicated for the Sircy family. They own and operate the Ocean Galley Restaurants and were back at work the morning after the fire destroyed their house. They're still trying to figure out what to do next.

After a dat at the restaurant, the Sircy family went home on Thursday night. Wayne Sircy was having a good day, so they went out to clean around the house.

He said he ran his motorcycle, and the next thing they knew, oxygen tanks inside the garage exploded.

"It burnt the house completely up," said Wayne Sircy. "Everything inside was destroyed, memorabilia, stuff you can't replace."

"My main concern was getting everything I needed to take care of him, and everyone out safely," said Keri Sircy.

The home on Oakfield Drive was engulfed in flames within 10 minutes. She was able to get medicines Wayne Sircy needs to live as he waits for a liver transplant.

"I've been dealing with that for seven years," said Wayne. "And it's been declining more and more every year."

Everyone was ok following the fire. The Sircys and their daughter were not harmed, and two other children were not home, however, one firefighter was injured when the roof collapsed. He was taken to the hospital.

The Sircys were back at the restaurant working on Friday, and with the help of the American Red Cross, figuring out what they will do next.

"We came here to get something to eat and see what else we had to do," said Keri. "He's also diabetic so I have to make sure I took care of his needs."

"People have come out to support us, just be with us, offering cars and transportation," said Wayne. "One lady gave us her house, offered us her house."

 Two fundraising accounts for the family have been set up: an existing account at Citizens Bank in Statesboro for Wayne's liver transplant fund, but you can donate to it to help with this situation as well. There is also a gofundme account set up for donations as well.  

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