Doug Henry loses home in fire
Former AMA Motocross champion and X Games gold medalist, Doug Henry, lost his Torrington, Conn. home to a fire on Wednesday, according to local news outlet WTNH.
Nobody was injured in the fire as Henry was in California attending the annual Day in the Dirt event at Pala Raceway and his family was not home at the time. According to WTNH, the local fire chief said it was originally called in as a brush fire. Henry's home, situated on a hilltop with a long driveway, was difficult to track and firefighters arrived 20-30 minutes after the initial call.
Henry, the 2005 X Games SuperMoto gold medalist, broke his back racing SuperMoto in 2007 and is confirmed to compete in the Snowmobile Adaptive Snocross event at Winter X Games 15 in January.
Donations can be made through the Road 2 Recovery foundation, a 501-(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping injured professional motocross athletes. Click here to access the page that has been set up for the Henry family.
Statement from the Henry family:
The Henry family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for all of the generous donations and contributions they have received from family, friends and the community. The outpouring of assistance, both of basic needs and emotional support, has been unimaginable and deeply appreciated. Due to the severity of the fire, there is nothing to salvage. At this time, the family is working to clear the debris. Stacey Henry stated, "We have yet to decide whether we will rebuild at the same location but we do plan on remaining in Torrington. This catastrophe has demonstrated what a wonderful community we reside in. There are many personal stories of triumph that have been shared with us and are the source of daily inspiration during this difficult time."
The Henry Family is deeply grateful to our brave firefighters, police and members of The Red Cross who were at the scene demonstrating great strength and courage. Due to current and future needs, donations can be made to: The Henry Family Fund c/o The Torrington Savings Bank at 635 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790 or online using the following link to The Road to Recovery and 100% of the donations will go directly to the Henry Family.