Extreme Makeover to rebuild firefighter’s home that burned in Bastrop fire

Zdroj family
Zdroj family
Zdroj family. Photo from KVUE

Mizzy Zdroj was one of 20 firefighters who lost their homes while they were fighting the wildfires near Bastrop, Texas in September. The family did not have insurance and this weekend planned to move into a an 8 by 20-foot portable shed. Thanks to fellow firefighters who made some calls, the local television station ran a story on their plight and it got the attention of the producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Starting today over 100 workers plus many local volunteers will begin rebuilding the home for the member of the Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Department, her husband, and three children. Next week after the family returns from an all expenses paid vacation in New York City, they will move into a $250,000, 2,500-square-foot home to replace the 724-square-foot house that burned .

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.