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UPDATE: Fire Alarm Saves Family, Community Helping Out


WITTEN VALLEY (WVVA)--- A family barely escaped their burning home after an electrical fire tore through it Tuesday night.

The Turner family says that their fire alarm woke them up and alerted them of the fire.

"It was creepy because we were not sure where the fire was at and how much of the house was on fire," says Mason Turner, a brother who lived inside the home with his mother and two other brothers. 

"I was wondering where they were at, what to do, what to grab, so many things on your mind."

The Witten Valley community stepped in to help the family by hosting a household shower last Saturday at the Thompson Valley Community Center.

Community members brought the family everything from kitchen essentials, to shoes and homemade blankets.

"Its amazing, very shocking that the community would do something like this for us. I do not think we will ever be able to repay them for what they have done for us," said Kristi Turner, the mother of the family.

Turner said losing everything in the fire has made her realize that sometimes in life you take things for granted.

"It's really the little things in life that you take for granted," she said.



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