FERGUSON , MISSOURI (KTVI)- In November we watched many businesses burned in Ferguson. But one family also lost their home. They lived above the public storage facility when it went up in flames. They are left with just the clothes on their backs.
Dozens of the business in Ferguson were looted , damaged or destroyed in the riots that followed the grand jury decision to not indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The majority of those business were on West Florissant Avenue including the Public Storage Facility. However, what many people may not know, Ebony Benson was the On -Site Property Manager and living in a townhouse above the Public Storage Business that we all watched go up in flames. "As it went to the office to the top windows . Then every room, I just thought in my mind how I left it. I throughout of everything my kids had and I owed was in there. I prayed the fire would stop but it kept on burning,"said Benson
Benson is also the mother of two small children ages two and four ..
she paid a visit the site Friday afternoon with a heavy heart ,but says her family will use their faith to pulled through this tragedy. "Understanding that we just lost materiel things and and it could have been worst. Every thing that was lost, we can get back.
Ebony says she lost valuable items in the fire that night and many of the items will be hard to be replaced however she's just lucky to be alive. "I could have been running in and out of there trying to get the kids out. There is just one way in and one way out. We could have been stuck in it, we could have lost our lives .I'm just grateful we are still here, said Benson
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