Fire Leaves Orem Family with Nothing

Fire Leaves Orem Family with Nothing

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(KSL News) -- Fast-moving flames destroyed a home tonight, leaving the family who lived there with nothing. The fire started around 6:00 this evening. It got so hot, the roof of the home collapsed.

The family who lived there just moved to Utah from California in September. Now, they're staying somewhere else, looking for a place to live. Firefighters showed up after neighbors called them, saying they saw smoke coming from the roof.

Russ Sneddon, with the Orem City Fire Department, told KSL, "The children were inside the home watching a movie at the time. They heard knocking on the door, and that's when they found out there was fire."

Firefighters say everyone got out safely. The fire is still under investigation, but officials say it doesn't look suspicious. Still, they say the home is a total loss.

Again, the family has lost practicaly everything they owned. If you'd like to help them, their church, the Christ Evangelical Church in Orem, is taking donations on their behalf.

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