Single Mother Loses Everything in House Fire

Single Mother Loses Everything in House Fire

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Alex Cabrero ReportingA single mother from Riverdale is starting over from scratch after her mobile home burned to the ground.

Firefighters arrived quickly, but it was too late to save the home. Everything they own was inside, and it is considered a total loss.

Shopping is something Stephanie Pinnegar wishes she could do more often, there's nothing quite like buying new shoes, pants and shirts. But she would give it all back in a second if she could trade it to get her house back.

Stephanie: “My house burnt down today so I have to start all over.”

Today Stephanie isn't shopping because she wants to, but because she has to.

Stephanie: “I've only got the clothes I'm wearing.”

Same goes for her seven-month old son Brandon and 12-year old son Darby who was at school when the call came. Early Thursday morning their Riverdale home of 12 years was suddenly gone. Luckily nobody was home.

With no insurance Stephanie knows what she's facing.

Stephanie: “I've been a single mom for a long time, so, I didn't work to buy a $23,000 car. I worked for everything in my house.”

For all they've lost, though, they've also gained something they never knew they had—the friendship of caring neighbors.

If you would like to help, a fund has been set up in Stephanie Pinnegar's name at any American First Credit Union.

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