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GoFundMe raising money for East Texas family who lost 'dream home' in massive fire

A local family is struggling after losing their home following a lightning strike.

BULLARD, Texas — An East Texas family was almost done building their dream home near Bullard when lightning struck and within an instant the whole property was engulfed in flames.

"It's been a dream we've been working on for 10 years," Randy Ramey said.

It was a home the whole Ramey family worked on together and where they planned to live after retirement. The home, if finished, would’ve been worth roughly $2 million.

"Put every dime into this. So that's what's hard too, all that's gone," Kathy Ramey said.

However, they are thankful they still have a place to sleep and for the fire department responding immediately. Now, they’re just surviving by faith.

The family is unsure of what the future looks like for their property but they do have a GoFundMe page set up to help recoup some of their losses.

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