Denison family of 7 loses house to fire

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DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- The Denison Fire Marshall says the cause of the fire that took down the three-bedroom home on Monterey Sunday morning is still under investigation.

But it has been ruled an accident.

The fire was so hot it actually melted a neighbor's siding.

And now, a family of seven has no place to live.

"We got woke up to some phone calls Sunday morning," said Jason Jason Webb, whose family was living at the house.

"We got a lot of calls saying that something happened to the house and it started burning," said Stormy Webb, 9, Jason's daughter.

A weekend in Austin for the Webb family ended in devastation.

"Where do we go from here?" said Jason.

Jason, Jami and their five kids, all under 14 years old, had lived there for just over 2 years.

"Very Upsetting," said Skyla, 11, Jason's daughter.

The house on Monterey street was their forever home.

They say the magnitude of their loss, basically everything they own, is still sinking in.

"You can replace furniture. I mean, some stuff is been around before I was ever born, you know. Some of the stuff was of my grandparents," said Jason.

They even lost a dog and a cat in the blaze and are still looking for one more cat.

"The good thing is I still have my cat and he did make it so I'm very happy about that," said Skyla.

The family is trying to count their blessings, as they live out of a hotel room.

"We take small things for granted and it's kind of an eye opener," said Jason.

They say their neighbors have gone out of their way to make sure everyone has what they need.

"The good thing that I think is that we were not in the house while it happened," said Stormy.

It's the reason they say leaving their home behind will be so hard.

"You know, everybody looks out for each other over here and it's been a good place to live," said Jason.

They know there is a lot of work ahead but they say they will rebuild their lives and plan to find a new home as close as possible.

"I want them to know that we're okay," said Skyla.

"We know we're going to be alright. God's going to take care of us," said Jason.

People looking to help the Webb family out can drop off clothing donations to the Blessing Box Resale Store on Morton Street.

They are accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday.

Please do not leave donations if the store is closed.

If you have questions, call (903) 464-0977.

Here is a list of sizes if you want to donate clothes:

Shyann- 5t,
Sadie- 5t-6,6x,
Skyla 7/8, 9/10 slim
stormy 14/16.

about a child’s 16 in pants or men’s 29/30 waist
small- medium in men's shirts.

Men’s work boots size 10 1/2 - 11
Men work pants 32-33 waist

Here is a list of some other needs the family has:

Queen bed -Adults
Full bed - Boy
Two twin beds and a trundle or third twin bed - girls
Bedding for each bed Including pillows, sheets, blankets
4-5 dressers
Living room coffee table and end tables
Dining room table and chairs
Tv stand
Stove -electric
Crock pot
All kitchen ware including plates, cups, silverware, pots and pans, etc...
Towels and basic bathroom necessities
A few toys, books, games, etc for the kids I’m sure would also be appreciated. Ages 3, 5, 10, 11 girls and 15 year old boy.