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Macon family rebuilds after fire
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It happened on Jeffersonville Road Wednesday. Cheryl Wimberly, her husband, and their four children were not at home when the fire occurred.

Investigators say it started in their living room near a couch, and was likely accidental.

The fire came just two months before the Wimberly's, who were renting the house for the last 6 years, were set to own it.

They had plans to fix the windows and add an additional wing with a ramp on the back of the home to accommodate Cheryl's mother who has Multiple Sclerosis.

"This would have been what old people call the homstead," Wimberly says.

Her daughter, 16-year-old Michelle spent much of her childhood in the home and says among the valuables destroyed were furniture and mementos from her late grandfather.

For now, the family is living at their auto repair business in Jones County and says support from family and friends has been a major source of support.

They're planning on

demolishing the house once investigators finish next week. Their ultimate goal is save their money and build a new house on the same land.

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