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12/5/06-Chapel Hill

East Texas Family Loses Everything In Mobile Home Fire

An East Texas family with five small children loses everything in a mobile home fire. Now, the family is left wondering what they're going to do right before the holidays.   The fire started around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday in a Chapel Hill home located in Pine Haven Mobile Home Park off Highway 64 East.   

Julie Mcadoo-Isham circled what was left of her mobile home, trying to find anything worth saving.

"I think there is a cast iron skillet in there that I would love to have because that was my grandmother's, but everything was gone," said Macadoo-Isham. Julie says when she woke up early this morning she turned up her heat.

"All of a sudden the back door flew open, and I didn't know what in the world and all of a sudden the whole hallway, utility room and bedroom were engulfed," said Mcadoo-Isham. Julie and her neighbors tried to put out the blaze, but in the end all they could do was watch the home burn.   Fortunetly, Julie was alone Monday night. She says if the fire would have been one day earlier the outcome could have been much different.

"My daughter and son-in-law and five grand babies have been living with me the last five months, and they just bought a house and last night was their first night in their house. My gosh, if they had been here I don't know if I could have got them out because that's how fast it spread and there just would have been no way to get them out." Julie's family had not finished moving everything out of the home. All the children's toys and clothes were lost. Julie says she knows those things can be replaced and is just grateful everyone is ok.

Julie was renting the mobile home from the park and did not have insurance.   If you would like to help Julie and her family by donating clothes or toys call 903- 839-0880.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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