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Family Homeless After Morning Fire

By: Alex Zequeira
By: Alex Zequeira

Tragedy sets in Wednesday morning for a Kinston family after a roaring fire brings their home to rubble.

Smoldering debris and the smell of burnt ash still in the air almost 13 hours after a fire tore through this Kinston home.

The fire department said fire started at a storage shed next to the home around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The flames grew bigger, eventually spilling over and engulfing the home.

Resident of the house Tara Kyser said, “The fire started in the shed, and then it jumped onto the roof of our house, and that's how it got, but they're not real sure how it started."

There is one thing that Keiser is sure of, her 12-year-old son Ethan is a hero. He was the one that saved their lives when he woke up and yelled fire.

"If it hadn't had been for him, none of us would have made it out," said Kyser.

Only a few pictures were salvaged from the burnt down house.

Town officials say they that although they do not know what caused the fire, they do not suspect arson.

Thanks to the help of the American Red Cross, the Keisers are now staying at a motel in Elba. They will spend two nights before figuring out what they will do next.

An account has been set up under their name by the First Citizen's Bank in Luvern. Anyone would like to make a donation, please contact them at (334) 335-3346 or by contacting the American Red Cross at (334) 792-9852.


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