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Teen helps kids after fire leaves their family homeless

Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 14:13:13-04

A huge fire near Bonanza and Nellis left 11 people without a home. The fire burned through a couple of homes on Ute Lane on Wednesday.

Everyone made it out safely but nearly all their belongings were destroyed.

"For the kids, it was very hard for them because they saw everything that they owned, they saw it burned, and so I felt really bad for them," said teenage neighbor Angel Ramirez Lepe.

Ramirez Lepe couldn't watch the two kids be so upset so he decided to take matters into his own hands.

He went back to his home to gather up all his extra school supplies.

"I brought them a backpack, two notebooks for each one, a pack of pencils for each one, and glue sticks, markers, and highlighters,"

13 Action News was there as Ramirez Lepe gifted all the supplies to the two young kids.

"It makes me feel like, there's always somebody that will look out for you cause there are people that would look out for me and so I want to be the person that looks out for them."

The American Red Cross is helping the families figure out where to stay.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.