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Single mom, 5 kids lose everything in house fire

Posted at 5:41 AM, Oct 14, 2016

A house in the northwest area of the valley has caught fire for the second time in the last 24 hours.

A single mom and her 5 kids as well as handicapped mother lived in the home. 

"When you're a single mom you don't really get that minute to process anything you kind just keep going and keep a smile on your face for your kids and just try to keep moving and that's me. I'm pretty sure I'll probably break down in about a week," says Quarnetta Grubbs.

The house is located in the 7800 block of Sleeping Pine Street in Centennial Hills. The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m.

The house caught fire for the first time on Thursday morning. Fire dispatchers received several 911 calls at approximately 9:56 a.m. Some of the callers said that an elderly woman was possibly trapped in the house.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed light smoke coming from a window on the 2nd floor. Since the house was locked up, firefighters had to force entry.

They discovered that the fire started in the kitchen. But, the exact cause could not be determined. The fire completely gutted the kitchen and the rest of the house was heavily damaged by smoke.

No one was home at the time and no one was injured during the incident. The American Red Cross was called in to help the family of 6 who lived in the home. Damage is estimated at $75,000.

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