August 16, 2016
BY Laura Kilgus, Assistant Editor, RI Catholic
SMITHFIELD — While on short stay at the hospital, Melany Shepard awoke to breaking news of a house fire in Smithfield. When she heard the street name and saw video footage of her own home engulfed in flames, she was speechless. Everyone was safe and out of the house at the time, but the loss of her home is a tragedy for her family.