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Whitewright Family Loses Home to Fire

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WHITEWRIGHT, TX--After a fire consumed a Whitewright home, one woman is left with almost nothing. The family is just trying to cope.

 "She got out of the mobile home with the clothes on her back," Delia Carpenter said, Texoma Chapter of the Red Cross representative. "Her son was across the street and he got out with the clothes on his back."

Luckily, resident Donna Pittman is safe. Her father Robert Durham--who lives across the road--owned the mobile home that once stood on the 2000 block of Durham Street in Whitewright.

"They let me know and I came over here around 4:00pm and the house was totally engulfed in flames and probably the heater blew up or electrical or something," Robert Durham said, homeowner. 

The fire is still being investigated, but the loss is bigger than the house. The street name, Durham, is also the family name.

"My wife and I have lived here approximately 40 years and I've been around here all my life," Durham said.

The Texoma Chapter of the Red Cross is attempting to get Pittman assistance.

"I feel bad for her, but we'll work back," Durham said.

For now, the family is sticking together despite the loss.

Jen French, KTEN News

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