Vietnam veteran, wife and granddaughter lose Harris County home in fire

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HARRIS COUNTY, Ga — A Vietnam vet, his wife and granddaughter are now without a home after a fire right before the holidays.

On November 15th, the home of Don and Melody Tresca went up in flames.

They say, things like furniture can be replaced, but there are some things that are simply irreplaceable.

“The part that hurts the most is losing the pictures of my mom that we can’t get back,” says Melody.

This family is no stranger to heartache – Melody says she and her husband’s parents have both passed away.

Her husband Don, has also had to overcome some obstacles.

“He’s been through two bouts of cancer. Three. He had a motorcycle accident in 2010 that crushed his spine. He spent 8 months in the hospital,” says Don and Melody.

The Tresca’s say the day after the fire, investigators allowed them to go inside of this house that they called home for 16 years. The Tresca’s now have little to nothing, but despite this, they still have a positive outlook on things.

“So long as we have each other we can just about overcome anything,” says Don.

Although family has moved, they say that house is not yet their home.

“We have one bed and a cot. We have a little table to eat off and we got cook ware. That’s it,” says Don.

The family says the Harris County Sheriffs Office is now conducting an arson investigation.

News 3 reached out to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to find out where the arson investigation stands.

We have not yet heard back from them.

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