Hinton community welcomes back man who was injured in house fire

Summers County
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Eddie Sea lost his home and two out of three of his children in a house fire that occurred on Saturday May 11, 2019. He suffered many serious burns in attempts to keeping his family safe. His neighbor, Julie Lilly, said she was there when Eddie lost a lot. 

“We see him every day. They’re right behind us and the kids both would wave out the window all the time and just to see the scaredness in his face and it was just the most devastating thing I’ve ever seen,” she said. 

After six days of recovery in Huntington, Eddie was cleared to go home. Hinton community members gathered on the streets of Hinton to welcome him home. While on the ride home, Eddie said he’s glad to be home.

“I feel really good. I feel like I’ve got my whole life here,” Eddie said. 

Teeya Mills had the privilege of driving him home from Huntington. She said she’s so proud of Summers County for doing all they have done for Eddie.

“This has really rocked this community. And I think it’s so important that not only do we come together in times of tragedy, but every community can do a little better at being there for each other 24/7 365,” Mills said. 

After his welcome home, Eddie took some time to spend with his daughter, the only child to survive the fire.

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