Tow Firms Join Forces After House Fire Tragedy

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Great Grandmother, Four Young Children Perish


BALTIMORE – A collection of towing firms in Baltimore has banded together to reach out to the surviving members of an area family devastated by a house fire.

Last Thursday flames quickly consumed a row house in north Baltimore claiming five members of Wilson Worrell’s family.  His wife Nancy along with three of their grandchildren and a great grandchild perished in the blaze.

All of the children were under eight years of age.  Mr. Worrell managed to jump from a second story window but broke his back upon impact.

After local councilman Brandon Scoot encouraged residents to “put their arms around this family as they go through this unspeakable tragedy,” the towing community stepped forward.

Gathering together they collected funds and supplies amoung themselves and their customers to assist the Worrell family.  Later a small convoy of tow trucks from various shops arrived in the neighborhood to share the offering along with their condolences.

Jeff Tallie of Knock Out Towing quietly said to the family, “On behalf of all the tow truck companies in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, we tried to collect a little donation to give to you.”

The Worrell’s daughter LaTanya Blanks told WJZ-News, “It was amazing to see that we had so much support from people who don’t even know the family.”

Tallie mentioned that two area carpet cleaning businesses had also joined in the effort.

“It’s a tragic situation,” Jermain Wright of WTS Towing solemnly added.  “When something like this happens, you instantly think something like that could hit home.”

Fire investigators have not yet determined the source of the blaze, which also injured two firefighters attempting to reach the victims.



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