Fire destroys Brighton mayor’s home
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Fire destroys Brighton mayor’s home

August 18, 2019


I’M JEFF ELIASOPH. WVTM 13’S CHIP SCARBOROUGH IS
LIVE IN BRIGHTON WHERE HE SPOKE
TO THE MAYOR JUST MINUTES AGO. CHIP? CHIP: JEFF, MAYOR EDDIE COOPER
WAS NOT HOME WHEN THE FIRE
STARTED, BUT GOT QUITE THE
SURPRISE WHEN HE DROVE UP AND
SAW HIS HOME IN A PILE OF
RUBBLE. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS VIDEO WE
SHOT AT 7:30 TONIGHT A SHORT
TIME AFTER THE FIRE STARTED. FIREFIGHTERS SAY PEOPLE NEARBY
REPORTED A LOUD BOOM COMING FROM
THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, AND THEN
SAW FLAMES. MAYOR COOPER SAYS THE HOME IS
EXTRA SPECIAL FOR HIM AND HIS
FAMILY BECAUSE THE — HIS MOTHER
WAS A MAID HERE FOR MANY YEARS
BEFORE THE FAMILY OWNING THE
HOME SOLD IT TO HER.>>I THOUGHT THEY HAD THE WRONG
ADDRESS. AND I GOT HERE, I JUST LOOKED AT
ALL THE YEARS WE INVESTED HERE,
TRYING TO MAKE IT A PLACE TO
LIVE, A NICE PLACE TO LIVE. WE LOVE BRIGHTON, AND WE ARE
GOING TO REBUILD. CHIP: FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY WILL
BE HERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME,
MAKING SURE THE FIRE BEHIND ME
DOESN’T START BACK UP. NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED I

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