Trace Adkins’ Nashville Home Destroyed By Fire
Country star Trace Adkins is facing homelessness after a fire gutted through his family’s Nashville home on Saturday night, nearly trapping the singer’s two children and a babysitter in a towering inferno.
Firefighters believe the blaze began in the garage and quickly spread to the attic and the rest of the 5,000 square-foot home, where it destroyed photo albums, momentos, and Trace’s awards.
“We had heavy fire in the attic upon our arrival and we ran the full length of the house. Now we have heavy damage to the attic and the second floor area,” Nashville Assistant Fire Chief Brian Goss says.
Trace was en route to a fishing excursion off the shores of Alaska when he received news of the disastrous fire.
“It doesn’t even feel real. That’s where I am right now. This is not my house. That’s someone else’s house,” Adkins said, adding, “At the end of the day it’s just stuff. I just lost stuff. But the most precious thing, my family, is safe….You can replace things, not people. I’m just glad that my children are safe.”
The children ran outside to a tree marked that had been designated as a safe place in the event that a fire ever occurred.
“I left [a yellow ribbon] up there for about two weeks. Trace asked, Are you ever going to take it down?’ Thank God I left it up there a long time because they knew exactly where to go. I really believe that’s what saved them because [the house] went up in three or four minutes,” says Adkins’ wife, Rhonda.
She encourages families to make a fire safety plan in the event of such an event and to also back up priceless photographs.