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Man loses home and job to fires in same day

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A North Carolina man lost his home and job to fires in same day A North Carolina man lost his home and job to fires in same day
STANLEY, N.C. - If you're ever having a bad day, just remind yourself that it could be worse. Though that may not be the case for 59-year-old Roger Martin of Stanley, North Carolina, who had the bad luck lightning bolt strike twice in one day this week. 

On Sunday morning, Martin lost half of his home during an electrical fire. Martin and his family were out of town at the time of the fire, but came back to the carnage and said it was much worse than he anticipated. 

But while Martin was dealing with the fire at his house, across town the business he worked for went up in flames too! Martin is a delivery driver for Universal Rubber Products and the business was completely gutted by the fire just hours after Martin's home was damaged. The company says it may be  months before they are operational again, leaving Martin without a home and a job. 

No matter how bad things can get, the glass can always be half full. Martin said the ceiling at his home fell right on top of his daughter's bed, but thankfully she wasn't there. 

"The ceiling fell on top of her bed. It really scares me because if she would have come home I don't know if we would still have her or not," said Darlene Martin, Roger's wife.

The Martins are now living in a camper and will try to clear out their home the best they can. 

If you'd like to help them, you can visit their GoFundMe page. 

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