“I think it's the most beautiful place in the world,” Warner said.
Warner bought her home on Lake Road overlooking the Bay in September 2012.
Four months later, her home, along with six others was destroyed by her neighbor, William Spengler.
Spengler set his house on fire as a trap and ambushed first responders, killing two firefighters and injuring two others.
“It was sad, having worked around police officers for a long time half of my career, having them get injured or killed over someone who was let out early, it's a tragedy and I feel terrible for the families of those firefighters,” Warner said.
Warner and her young daughter were not home that tragic day; for that, she says she's grateful.
As Warner points out the charred framework of what was once a home, the holes filled with debris remind Warner of what happened that tragic day.
She's also reminded of the sacrifice of those first responders.
A loss Warner said is so great compared to her own.
“We lost time and energy putting into restoration of a house we bought and they lost everything so it's hard to be happy,” Warner said.
But now this stretch of land on Lake Road is starting to look a little brighter as Warner and other neighbors start to rebuild.
Warner is putting in a new deck and expects to get site approval this week. She said she’s hoping to restore her home sweet home.
“One day it's going to be a beautiful spot again,” Warner said.
Warner expects construction to be complete on her house in 12 to 18 months.