Firefighter loses home after tornado rips through Texas

After making sure his wife was OK, firefighter Don Good went to search for his dog that belonged to his late son

By FireRescue1 Staff

CANTON, Texas — A firefighter lost his home following a deadly tornado that ripped through East Texas over the weekend.

NBC DFW reported that Garland firefighter Don Good was at work the night of the tornado. His wife, who was home during the storm, was found unconscious outside of their house.

"She was in the bathroom, got pulled under her bed … and then out the house," Good's colleague JD Schulgen said.

Good said his wife is "physically beat up … just bruised, battered and torn up."

After Good found his wife, he started searching for his dog, which belonged to his 23-year-old son who died a year ago. Good found the dog alive and OK.

"I couldn't do anything but cradle him and just carry him all the way up here," Good said. "The emotion was overwhelming ... It just caught up with me. All of this and then finding something so dear to us."

Friends and family started a GoFundMe to help the Good family with expenses.


Garland firefighter Don Good lost his home in Canton tornado.

Posted by Garland Fire Department on Sunday, April 30, 2017


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