MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile-Fire Rescue continues to investigate a mobile home fire that left a family of seven homeless.
"I thank God that everybody did get out, but we don't have anything," said Latreina Cox.
Firefighters received the emergency call around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 23 of a structure fire at 457 N. Cody Road.
When firefighters arrived, they reported one mobile home fully engulfed and the flames were spreading to a second mobile home.
Cox knew something wasn't right when she woke up Wednesday.
"It's like I smelled something but I didn't pay it any mind," said Cox.
But she didn't know her life was about to change.
"I got up and the stove was fire. So I woke them up the smoke got heavy and I woke everyone. We all ran outside," Cox.
Cox's family is standing by her during this tough time. Her aunt, Christine Herrine is taking the family in for now.
"It really wasn't nothing to think about. it was just the right thing to do," said Herrine.
Herrine and the American Red Cross are helping the family, getting them groceries and food until they can get back on their feet.
Herrine said that's what family is for.
"I think you have to step up. You have to love them regardless. Family is too important to let any kind of thing come in the middle of it. Stick with your family because when everything else fails you, you got to have at least one family member that is going to step up for you," said Herrine.
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