Updated Tue, Nov 29, 2011 2:13 pm
A Morgan County woman whose house burned down after a gas pipeline explosion in mid-November says the holidays are going to be hard for her this year.
Cathy Sayers says nearly every year they lived in the house at 9500 Taylor Road, the whole family would gather to celebrate together. This Thanksgiving, without a home to host people in, she, her husband, John, and their family went to her sister's house for Thanksgiving. That's where they'll go for Christmas as well. "It's all gone. It'll be hard to get through this year, but it'll be better next year," says Sayers.
She says while there's been no official explanation for what happened, she has a theory. She believes the earth shifted. "I think the ground slipped from the hill behind it," Sayers says, "and then the earthquake that we had last summer probably shook it up some... I just noticed the different slips in the ground when I'd walk up there with the dogs, but it didn't dawn on me that the pipeline'd slip too, and I think it did."
Slideshow: Gas Pipeline Explosion Aftermath
This was the scene at the Sayers' home last winter.
This is now what the landscape looks like.