Family loses everything in fire, including special needs equipment

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fire investigators are looking into what started an early-morning fire that heavily damaged a Lexington apartment complex.

It happened at Walnut Hill Apartments in the 37 hundred block of Trent Circle.

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Soraya Moberly got a call at 2 Thursday morning. It was the start to a tough piece in an already emotional day. She also had to attend her best friend’s funeral.

She and her 1 and 2 year old special needs foster children were staying at her mom’s.
The caller said a fire had destroyed hers and other apartments.

“All of my clothing, the kids clothes, everything is basically damaged. My bedroom suite, their bedroom suite, just everything that belongs to me is now damaged and the kids are special needs and they have equipment that is damaged as well,” Moberly said.

She said says the fire started in the apartment above her, her two bedrooms got the worst of the damage because firefighters had to cut a hole in her ceiling to get to the fire.

“Really heartbroken. There’s a lot going on in this world and to wake up in the middle of the night with a phone call that your apartment’s on fire with all your belongings, not knowing how it started but just now that you have to take a loss and i’m just really emotional but i’m trying to strong as much as I can,” Moberly said.

Thankfully she does have renters insurance and the Red Cross is helping the family get back on its feet, but there are more important things.

“I thank god that no one was hurt,” Moberly said.