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UPDATE: Red Bank family thankful for good Samaritans after devastating fire

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RED BANK, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Yellow tape surrounds the charred remains of what used to be Red Bank's "House of 10,000 Frames." 

It only took minutes for fire to destroy the 30-year-old business Tuesday evening. 

Rhonda Harrison was leaving a friend's house nearby when she noticed the flames across the street. 

"I saw flames in the review mirror," Harrison said, "Once it hit the window, the flames went above the roof." 

Without thinking, she ran over to help.

"I made it to the front door and couldn't see anything inside the house. The lady was trying to save what furniture she could," Harrison added, "She was yelling for help. I called 911. She said her husband was still in the house. She yelled his name." 

Co-owners Katheryn and Virgil Adams and others inside got out just in time to see the business they devoted their lives to go up in smoke. 

 "Pretty much in a daze. He was standing closer to the house, so I hot home turned around and told him he had to back away," Harrison said. 

For Harrison, what happened here hits home. 

"A few years ago, my grandmother passed away in a house fire," she said. 

Ruby Harrison, 81, was killed when a fire erupted inside her Lupton City home five years ago. Rhonda Harrison remembers that day well and is grateful the Adams family won't have to experience that kind of loss. 

Despite losing their business and belongings, the family will be together to celebrate Katheryn's 80th birthday this weekend. And for that, Rhonda Harrison is grateful. 

The Adams family did not want to go on camera, but want to thank the community for the support during this tough time. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Authorities say a Red Bank business, "House of 10,000 Picture Frames" went up in flames Tuesday evening. 

Around 5:30pm, a motorist called 911 reporting a house fire at 3828 Redding Road.

Red Bank Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting mutual aid responded for additional manpower. 

Walden's Ridge Emergency Services and Dallas Bay VFD responded to the scene. 

The owner of the home, explained to officials her son and nephew were home at the time of the fire and were able to get out safely. 

Damages are estimated at $100,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries to firefighters. 

The homeowner was insured. 

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